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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 5

Created by Prof. Mike Dixon

Male age 68

Tissue: Lung

This retired coal-miner had a history of pneumoconiosis that caused him increasing breathing problems. He started to cough up blood and noticed weight loss and fever. He was investigated for tuberculosis but this was not confirmed. Over succeeding months his condition deteriorated, he developed progressive breathlessness, and died in repiratory failure.

This illustrates a fungal infection in the lung from another patient. Notice the central cavitation. The present patient's lung would have appeared much blacker as he was known to suffer from coal-worker's pneumoconiosis.


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