This page describes a Qedoc learning module or quiz entitled "Antimicrobials". You can download the module from this page to put on your computer. You can also launch the module straight off the web using the launch quiz link on the right-hand side of this page. Another way to access this quiz is to install the Qedoc Quiz Player and bring up its directory of downloadable quizzes. Whichever way you choose to use it, it's free.
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The module contains the following activities:
- Antibacterial drugs part 1: an overview and cell wall synthesis inhibitors
- Antibacterial drugs part 2: protein synthesis inhibitors and nucleic acid synthesis inhibitors
- Antivirals and antifungals
- Random questions
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- In patients with beta lactam hypersensitivity presenting only wih a minor rash, which beta lactam drugs may be used in non-severe infections? Use the plural form (e.g. penicillins as opposed to penicllin). Hint: there are two drug families indicated. Both are required for the marks.
- In the UK, when using folic acid synthesis inhibitors for UTIs, what is used mostly: sulphonamides, trimothoprim or cotrimoxazole (a mixture of sulphonamides and trimothoprim)?
- Which of 3 these statements are characteristics of a 'MINOR RASH' caused by beta lactam hypersenstivity? Negative marking IS used in this question.
- True or false: there is in vivo synergy between the two drugs, i.e. the combined effect is greater that the expected sum of their activities?
- In patients presenting with beta lactam hypersensitivity and only a minor rash, should penicillin be used in cases of severe infection?
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