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OBJECTIVES

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As you work through the activities and practice quizzes for this chapter, keep the following learning objectives in mind. Once you have mastered this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Describe how microorganisms are prevented from entering the respiratory system.
  2. Characterize the normal microbiota of the upper and lower respiratory systems.
  3. Differentiate among pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, and epiglottitis.
  4. List the causative agent, symptoms, prevention, preferred treatment, and laboratory identification tests for streptococcal pharyngitis, scarlet fever, diphtheria, cutaneous diphtheria, and otitis media.
  5. List the causative agents and treatments for the common cold.
  6. List the causative agent, symptoms, prevention, preferred treatment, and laboratory identification tests for pertussis and tuberculosis.
  7. Compare and contrast the seven bacterial pneumonias discussed in this chapter.
  8. List the etiology, method of transmission, and symptoms of melioidosis.
  9. List the causative agent, symptoms, prevention, and preferred treatment for viral pneumonia, RSV, and influenza.
  10. List the causative agent, mode of transmission, preferred treatment, and laboratory identification tests for four fungal diseases of the respiratory system.

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