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MCQs in Tropical Medicine

Rob Skelly DTM+H FRCP

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Answer 17


False a. is caused by Pseudomonas pseudotuberculosis
True b. is more common in diabetics
False c. should be treated with cefuroxime
False d. is confined to equatorial Africa and South America
True e. is commonly complicated by parotitis

a. The causative organism is Pseudomonas pseudomallei.

b. The infection is more common in diabetics and in people with chronic renal failure.

c. The treatment of choice is ceftazidime. Cefuroxime does not cover Pseudomonas species.

d. Infection is uncommon outside Southeast Asia and North Australia.

e. Parotitis is particularly common in affected children

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