DMF MSE 3 2007

1

Which one of the following statements is correct regarding viral replication?


2

Which one of the following statements is correct concerning the phenomenon of continual antigenic drift seen in influenza viruses?


3

Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is a persistent infection because features of its replication cycle result in an impaired immune response. Which one of the following statements is incorrect regarding the replication cycle and the host immune response?


4

It is correct to say that in the first weeks following viral infection, primary HIV-1:


5

Which one of the statements about the following antiviral agents is correct?


6

Which one of the following statements is correct regarding viral hepatitis?


7

Which one of the following statements concerning the Herpesviruses is correct? They:


8

To be effective, an antenatal screening program needs to fulfil several criteria. Which one of the following is not a consideration for including a particular test in the program? That:


9

A 21 yr old male presents to the Communicable diseases clinic with a urethral discharge for the past three days. He tells you that for the last two days he has been taking penicillin tablets which were left over from a previous visit to his G.P. A urethral swab was collected, and a Gram stain was prepared. The Gram stain showed many neutrophils but no significant bacteria. Which one of the following organisms is the most likely cause of his urethritis?


10

Which one of the following statements about the treatment of diarrhoea is correct?


11

Which one of the following statements regarding malaria infection is incorrect?


12

Which one of the following statements regarding helminths is incorrect?


13

Mr. B.S, a 55 year old teacher, presented to his G.P. with a productive cough which he had had for 3 weeks. He had lost more than 10% of his weight over the past 2 months and had fever and night sweats. The results of sputum microscopy suggested that Mr. B.S. had tuberculosis. He had worked as an aid worker in Africa from 1969 – 1980, and had received BCG vaccine prior to leaving Australia in 1969. He had been well until now.

Which one of the following statements is correct?


14

An outbreak of a febrile disease occurred at a boys' boarding school and by the time the epidemic was over about 25% of the boys had been ill. Some of the boys had sore throats, malaise and fever; two had severe headache and neck stiffness and one was found to have aseptic meningitis. The school doctor's suspicions were confirmed by the laboratory which reported significant isolations of:


15

A 63 year old woman was admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of a perforated appendix. She was treated with a combination of flucloxacillin, cefotaxime and metronidazole, and a laparotomy was performed. Which one of the statements below best describes the main reason for choosing these three antibiotics?


16

Which of the options below is LEAST likely to be part of a sensitive breast examination?


17

Which of the following statements about a persons living with HIV/ AIDS is LEAST likely to be true?


18

Which of the following statements is correct regarding the obligations that a medical practitioner has when treating a patient who is a practicing doctor?


19

Which of the following statements about doctor’s health is LEAST likely to be correct?


20

Which of the following groups is LEAST represented in new cases of HIV in Australia


21

Which of the following causes the LEAST deaths globally in children?


22

Which of the following statements about tuberculosis is LEAST likely to be correct?