Showing posts with label Infectious disease. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Infectious disease. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

AIDS - Defining conditions


CD < 100  Century

                  Cerebral Toxoplasmosis

                  Cryptococcal meningitis

                  Cryptosporidiosis (watery diarrhea)

                  Candida (oesophagitis)

                  Cowdry A oesophagitis (HSV 1)


CD < 50   MAC and Cheese

                 Mycobacterium Avium Complex

                 CMV (Retinitis ,Colitis)



 By- Shanmukh

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Babeosis mnemonic

This is how I remember babeosis is associated with Maltese cross appearance.

You know you love me, xoxo, gossip girl!


Friday, May 28, 2021

A cardiologist and infectious disease specialist discuss their favorite statin

Cardiologist: What's your favorite statin? Atorvastatin? Rosuvastatin? 
Infectious disease specialist: Cilastatin! 

I onced misspelled it as cilastin and this joke was inspired. Idea credits to Randy Bornmann! 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Treatment options for latent tuberculosis mnemonic

Treatment options for latent tuberculosis 

6 or 9 months of isoniazid 

3 months of isoniazid plus rifapentine, given once weekly

4 months of rifampin, given daily

3 months of isoniazid plus rifampin, given daily

That's all!

Sunday, May 16, 2021



(Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease) 



Coxsackie A virus

Herpes Simplex type 1 virus (HSV-1)


3-10 years

6 months-5 years

CLINICAL                             PRESENTATION                  

Grayish Vesicles on                Posterior Oropharyn   

(soft palate, tonsils,

tonsillar pillars, Uvula)                    


Clusters of vesicles on       Anterior Oropharynx

(Lips, buccal mucosa, tongue, gingiva, hard palate)



Supportive management with oral hydration and analgesics

Oral Acyclovir

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Lyme's disease - a review


Lyme's disease/ Lyme borreliosis

A patient with a typical history of frequent visits to the woods with bull's eye rash, neurologic features, cardiac abnormalities, and musculoskeletal features.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Cytomegalovirus mononucleosis signs/symptoms/clinical manifestations

 CMV mononucleosis signs/symptoms/clinical manifestations

I thought of turning it into a mnemonic! ABCDEFGH...

Crescent-shaped gametocytes in P. falciparum malaria

The most definitive finding of P. falciparum that can be seen in a blood smear when viewed under a microscope is the shape of the gametocytes.

Here is my mnemonic for it.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Friday, December 11, 2020

Cosmetic surgery and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial infections

There has been an increase in plastic surgery tourism because some countries offer cheap cosmetic surgery. Common surgical procedures sought are breast augmentation surgery, liposuction, eyelid surgery, facelift, labiaplasties, and gluteal lift procedures. [1]

Monday, December 7, 2020