Lecture given: Nov 15, 2011
Discuss factors that determine the virulence of microorganisms
Identify the human body’s major defenses against infection
Discuss the pathophysiology of the febrile reaction
Describe the pathologic features of infections
Recognize and discuss the mechanisms through which infections in an organ may give rise to systemic symptoms and signs
Identify and discuss the mechanisms through which certain bacteria and virus infections can present with different clinical "pictures".
Review the factors in a case that contributed to the occurrence of infection (factors related to the host & given in the history).
Correlate infectious symptoms and signs with the pathology of infections
Describe and explain the added potential for infectious disease in immune-compromised individuals
Describe the pathology of several common opportunistic infections in AIDS
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