Microbiology

What’s the difference between Antigenic Shift and Drift – Remember easily

Antigenic shift versus drift SPEED Shift (re-assortment via segmented viruses) → Pandemic Epidemic → Drift (random mutations) Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Tyrosinemia Enzymes : Mnemonics Mnemonics for Unconsciousness – Causes, Differentials, Treatment Glycogen Storage Diseases: High …

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Mnemonics for Viral Hepatitis Clinical Features

Remember the clinical features of Viral Hepatitis using these mnemonics. A and E types are fecal-oral, on the ends like the mouth/anus of the GI tract HAV → Asymptomatic (usually, but can cause jaundice in some cases), Acute, Alone (no carriers) HBV → Blood borne; the cousin of HCV, as both predispose to chronic active …

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BACTERIA AND THEIR ALTERNATE/ EPONYMOUS NAMES

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Several Bacteria are known by their eponymous / alternate names. These are often asked in NEET-PG and medical PG exams as direct one-liners. This table enlists all bacteria with their alternate eponymous table. Since this is pretty volatile information, do revise this table frequently.Do let us know in the comments below if we missed any …

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