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MCQs in Tropical Medicine

Rob Skelly DTM+H FRCP

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Answer 52 - Syndromes

The following are recognised associations
True a. Hanta virus: haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
True b. E.coli 0157/H7: haemolytic uraemic syndrome

False c. Plasmodium vivax: tropical splenomegaly syndrome
False d. HTLV-1: AIDS
True e. Chlamydia trachomatis: Fitzhugh Curtis syndrome

Hanta virus, discovered in 1982, was isolated following an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever with renal failure in a large number of UN military personnel working in the Crimea. It has more recently been associated with an often fatal pulmonary syndrome.

Plasmodium falciparum is associated with tropical splenomegaly syndrome.

HTLV-1 causes tropical spastic paraparesis and T-cell lymphoma/leukaemia

Fitzhugh Curtis syndrome is chlamydial perihepatitis.

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