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Biomedical Sciences - PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE





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Week 5

Lecture outline

Infectious diseases are the commonest overall cause of death worldwide. The first lecture will introduce the students to the types of micro-organism found in health and disease, and describe basic methods of classification. The second lecture will describe the micro-organisms found in health (normal flora). The subsequent clinical symposium will demonstrate the ways in which these micro-organisms can cause disease, and the impact of such disease.

Microbiology 4

Created by Prof. Mike Dixon

Male age 43

Tissue: Lung

This man lived on the streets as a vagrant. He abused alcohol, when he could get it. He was admitted to hospital as an emergency with extreme breathlessness and shock. He had the physical signs and X-ray appearance of a pneumonia. Despite oxygen and antibiotic treatment he died within 24 hours of admission.

The pneumonia was caused by this type of organism. [Photograph courtesy Prof Bernard Vray, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium]


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