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Photo Quizzes

A popular feature of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

Frontal Brain Abscesses in an Immunocompetent Patient

  • September 2016 (J. W. Snyder and B. Gibson, J. Clin. Microbiol. 54:9, 2215): Quiz and Answer

Fever, Rash, and Polyarthralgia in a 5-Year-Old Male

  • August 2016 (R. F. Relich, K. M. Boyd, M. H. McCoy, C. Kaufman, E. R. Simpson and J. C. Christenson, J. Clin. Microbiol. 54:8, 1937): Quiz and Answer

An Unexpected Cause of Progressive Anal Mass

  • July 2016 (A. Lalueza, F. Cambra, M. Urbanowicz, R. San Juan, G. López-Alonso and J. M. Aguado, J. Clin. Microbiol. 54:7, 1675): Quiz and Answer

An 8-Year-Old Boy with Meningoencephalitis

  • June 2016 (S. D. Dallas, L. J. Greebon, J. C. Qiao and K. Arora, J. Clin. Microbiol. 54:6, 1411): Quiz and Answer

A Cutaneous Lesion in a 66-Year-Old Traveler Returning from Thailand

  • May 2016 (F. Morio, S. Barbarot, S. Pineau, H. Aubert, D. Garcia-Hermoso, S. de Hoog, R. Lavergne and P. Le Pape, J. Clin. Microbiol. 54:5, 1179): Quiz and Answer

A Man with Fever and Cough

  • April 2016 (Q. Qian, G. Urman, T. Cederroth, R. Najarian and J. E. Kirby, J. Clin. Microbiol. 54:4, 825): Quiz and Answer

A “Non-Gramable” Strain Isolated from a Cerebrospinal Fluid Sample

  • March 2016 (F. Morel, L. Abdennour, H. Belaid, A. Renvoisé, V. Jarlier and A. Aubry, J. Clin. Microbiol. 54:3, 823): Quiz and Answer

A 54-Year-Old Male with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Presenting with Right Periorbital Swelling and Diplopia

  • February 2016 (P. Ramanan, N. L. Wengenack and B. S. Pritt, J. Clin. Microbiol. 54:2, 510): Quiz and Answer

Isolation of an Unusual Gram-Positive Coccus from a Positive Blood Culture in a Patient with Pneumonia

  • January 2016 (N. Suwantarat, M. Romagnoli and K. C. Carroll, J. Clin. Microbiol. 54:1, 247): Quiz and Answer

False Intestinal Brush Border

  • December 2015 (A. R. Johnston, S. al Saghbini, M. Li-cheng Wu and E. M. Peterson, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:12, 3711): Quiz and Answer

Thigh Abscess in a Morbidly Obese Diabetic Patient

  • November 2015 (E. M. Burd and P. A. Rebolledo, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:11, 3391): Quiz and Answer

A 66-Year-Old Man With Severe Sepsis

  • October 2015 (J. Hart, P. Kruger and P. R. Ingram, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:10, 3389): Quiz and Answer

A 76-Year-Old with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

  • September 2015 (K. K. K. Ko, T. S. Lapperre and T. H. Koh, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:9, 3108): Quiz and Answer

High Fevers in the High Desert in Oregon

  • August 2015 (S. E. Sharp, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:8, 2395): Quiz and Answer

Mysterious Objects in a Pleural Biopsy Sample from a Patient with Recurrent Pleural Empyema

  • July 2015 (J. Held, K. Gräber, G. Leubner-Metzger, T. Kunkel, C. Theilacker, S. Kramme and A. Schmitt-Graeff, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:7, 2393): Quiz and Answer

Not-So-Humongous Fungus or an Imposter?

  • June 2015 (R. J. Wolsky, S. C. Koo, J. B. Taxy and V. Tesic, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:6, 2004): Quiz and Answer

A Child with Fever after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

  • May 2015 (N. V. Dharia, S. A. Miller, K. W. Ward, N. Y. and R. M. Humphries, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:5, 1463): Quiz and Answer

Diarrhea and Fever in a Child Returning from Africa

  • April 2015 (R. F. Relich, J. J. Manaloor and T. G. Fox, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:4, 1461): Quiz and Answer

Confusing Bacteremia in a Crohn's Disease Patient

  • March 2015 (A. Vasquez, P. Pancholi and J. Balada-Llasat, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:3, 1052): Quiz and Answer

Sepsis, Confusion, Rash, and Pulmonary Hemorrhage in a 36-Year-Old Man with Lymphoma

  • February 2015 (T. Patel, R. Singh, V. Reddy, A. Hodowanec and K. Singh, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:2, 758): Quiz and Answer

Risk in Travelers after Barefoot Sand Walking in Tropical Countries

  • January 2015 (C. Marne, J. Pereira, S. Ruiz, N. Báez and A. Rezusta, J. Clin. Microbiol. 53:1, 368): Quiz and Answer

All That Glitters Is Not Gold!

  • December 2014 (V. Ananthanarayanan, J. B. Taxy and V. Tesic, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:4123, 4454): Quiz and Answer

A 58-Year-Old Female with Altered Mental Status

  • November 2014 (M. A. Pence and C. D. Burnham, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:3835, 4121): Quiz and Answer

Multiple Skin Lesions on a 9-Year-Old Boy Returning from Mali

  • October 2014 (E. Farfour, E. Badell, L. Jacques Natali, M. A. Dommergues, S. Blot, N. Guiso, B. Pangon and P. Foucaud, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:3523, 3832): Quiz and Answer

A 69-Year-Old Man with Aortic Native Valve Endocarditis

  • September 2014 (R. J. Rentenaar, M. H. Nabuurs-Franssen, A. S. de Jong, H. A. van Swieten and P. D. J. Sturm, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:3139, 3520): Quiz and Answer

An Unexpected Colonoscopic Finding in a 13-Year-Old Boy

  • August 2014 (R. F. Relich, P. R. Faught, M. H. McCoy, R. E. Alexander and B. S. Pritt, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:2749, 3138): Quiz and Answer

An Unwelcome Passenger in a 17-Month-Old Male

  • July 2014 (C. L. A. Hamula, D. C. Fang and M. R. Couturier, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:2289, 2747): Quiz and Answer

A 50-Year-Old with a 2-Day History of Right Upper Quadrant Tenderness and Septicemia Caused by a Gram-Negative Organism

  • June 2014 (L. B. Vaughan and B. A. Forbes, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:1811, 2287): Quiz and Answer

Heart Transplant Patient with Knee Drainage

  • May 2014 (R. Lapadat and P. C. Schreckenberger, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:1313, 1810): Quiz and Answer

A 5-Year-Old Male with Multiple Pustules Covering the Entire Scalp

  • April 2014 (J. Feih, N. A. Ledeboer and W. J. Peppard, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:1027, 1312): Quiz and Answer

A 47-Year-Old Female with General Fatigue, Fever, and Respiratory Symptoms

  • March 2014 (D. Bilbo and E. Munson, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:711, 1026): Quiz and Answer

A Man with Chest Pain and a History of Eating Sashimi

  • February 2014 (Y. Chen, H. Huang, D. Zhou and Y. Qin, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:2, 710): Quiz and Answer

A 58-Year-Old Immunosuppressed Male with Chronic Cough, Diarrhea, and a New “Pressure” Ulcer

  • January 2014 (B. A. Zaniello and G. S. Gottlieb, J. Clin. Microbiol. 52:1, 382): Quiz and Answer

Lady in Red

  • December 2013 (K. S. Kaushik, K. Kapila, and S. K. Chumber, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:3915, 4289): Quiz and Answer

Nausea and Emesis in a Complicated Patient

  • November 2013 (D. M. Haninger and J. W. Snyder, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:3475, 3914): Quiz and Answer

Young Girl with Cough, Headache, and Visual Loss

  • October 2013 (A. Ilyas, N. Fasih, K. Jabeen, E. Bari and S. Faisal Mahmood, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:3167, 3473): Quiz and Answer

A 39-Year-Old Man with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Presenting with an Alveolo-Interstitial Pulmonary Syndrome

  • September 2013 (S. Le Gal, C. Damiani, M. Virmaux, J. L. Schmit, A. Totet, and G. Nevez, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:2809, 3165): Quiz and Answer

Positive Blood Culture in a Patient with Sickle Cell Crisis

  • August 2013 (N. Suwantarat and M. R. Jacobs, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:2475, 2807): Quiz and Answer

Unusual Empyema

  • July 2013 (J. Guarner, E. M. Burd, T. C. Williams, R. Jerris, and C. del Rio, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:2017, 2473): Quiz and Answer

A 38-Year-Old Man with Uveitis, Cholestasis, and Rash

  • June 2013 (M. Kim, L. Echevarria, and E. Savilo, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:1657, 2016): Quiz and Answer

A Woman on Hemodialysis for End-Stage Renal Disease with Fever

  • May 2013 (D. Y. Goldstein, P. Gialanella, and M. H. Levi, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:1355, 1655): Quiz and Answer

Female with Long-Standing Cough

  • April 2013 (J. van Ingen, R. Bunnik, and P. D. J. Sturm, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:1065, 1353): Quiz and Answer

Bacteremia in a Patient with Hepatic Encephalopathy

  • March 2013 (B. H. Hinrichs, R. C. Jerris, and E. M. Burd, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:739, 1062): Quiz and Answer

An 80-Year-Old Female with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Induction-Associated Neutropenic Fever

  • February 2013 (R. Baracaldo and P. Bourbeau, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:389, 737): Quiz and Answer

A 28-Year-Old Hispanic Woman with a History of Lupus Presenting with an Acute Onset of Thrombocytosis

  • January 2013 (G. R. González-Fontal, M. B. Amaya-Bernal, and A. F. Henao-Martínez, J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:1, 387): Quiz and Answer

Watery Diarrhea in an Immune-Competent Traveler

  • December 2012 (S. Pons, C. Darles, P. Aguilon, T. Gaillard, and P. Brisou, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:3821-3822, 4194): Quiz and Answer

A 38-Year-Old Male with a 3-Month History of Abdominal Pain, Constipation, and Headache

  • November 2012 (E. Munson and R.  Olson, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:3415, 3819): Quiz and Answer

Unexpected Fatal Pneumonia in an Immunocompetent Adult: a Tale of a Father and a Son

  • October 2012 (V. Ananthanarayanan, J. Mueller, J. Taxy, and V.Tesic, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:3151, 3414): Quiz and Answer

A 22-Year-Old Yemeni Woman with Recurrent Right Upper Quadrant Abdominal Pain

  • September 2012 (M. Kadono, E. Yasumoto, and V. L. Ng, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:2845, 3150): Quiz and Answer

A 69-Year-Old Male with Chronic Keratitis

  • August 2012 (S. D. Dallas and S. K. Hartman, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:2185, 2843): Quiz and Answer

A 19-Year-Old Male with a 3-Day History of Congestion and Ear Pain

  • July 2012 (T. K. Block and E. Munson, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:2545, 2544): Quiz and Answer

A 45-Year-Old Male with Rash, Fever, and Diarrhea

  • June 2012 (B. A. Cunha, J. E. Hage, and G. K. Turi, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:1835, 2184): Quiz and Answer

One or Two Souvenirs from Africa?

  • May 2012 (A. Blaich, S. Erb, R. Frei, and A. Rovó, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:1509, 1833): Quiz and Answer

An 11-Year-Old with Abdominal Pain

  • April 2012 (T. J. Sandora and A. J. McAdam, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:1139, 1508): Quiz and Answer

A 53-Year-Old Female with a 3-to 4-Month History of Fever, Night Sweats, Lethargy, Anorexia, Splenic Infarction, and Worsening Mitral Valve Prolapse

  • March 2012 (A. Siddiqui and B. A. Forbes, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:545, 1138): Quiz and Answer

A 36-Year-Old with Recurrent Conjunctivitis

  • February 2012 (E. M. Burd and S. E. Sharp, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:215, 543): Quiz and Answer

Skin Rash and Extremity Swelling in an Adolescent

  • January 2012 (J. M. Gould, S. Lvovich, J. P. de Chadarévian, B. Suh and P. P. Bourbeau, J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:1, 213): Quiz and Answer

A 53-Year-Old Stem Cell Transplant Recipient with Meningitis and Bacteremia

  • December 2011 (H. Johnson, E. M. Burd, and S. E. Sharp, J. Clin. Microbiol. 49:4031, 4421): Quiz and Answer

Things Are Not Always What They Appear To Be
  • November 2011 (N. Anderson and N.A. Ledeboer, J. Clin. Microbiol. 49:3727, 4030): Quiz and Answer
A 32-Year-Old Male with a 2-Month History of Cough, Fatigue, and Weight Loss
  • October 2011 (C. D. Burnham and W. M. Dunne, Jr., J. Clin. Microbiol. 49:3449, 3726): Quiz and Answer
A 30-Year-Old Male with a 4-Week History of Shortness of Breath, Productive Cough, and Weight Loss
  • September 2011 (E. Munson and M. Paul, J. Clin. Microbiol. 49:3447, 3113): Quiz and Answer
A Rare Presentation of a Common Disease
  • August 2011 (N. Anderson, N. Rao, and N. A. Ledeboer, J. Clin. Microbiol. 49:2785, 3112): Quiz and Answer
A 2-Year-Old Female with Fever and Rash
  • July 2011 (M. E. Watson Jr., G. A. Storch, W. M. Dunne Jr., and C. D. Burnham, J. Clin. Microbiol. 49:2389, 2784): Quiz and Answer
Cellulitis, Headache, and Fever following Tick Bites
  • June 2011 (A. D. Junkins and J.W. Snyder, J. Clin. Microbiol. 49:2387, 2085): Quiz and Answer

A Tile Layer's Nightmare
  • May 2011 (J. Noelle Buonaccorsi and N. A. Ledeboer, J. Clin. Microbiol. 49:2083,1707): Quiz and Answer

A 41-Year-Old Male with a 2-Day History of Fever, Shortness of Breath, and Hemoptysis
  • April 2011 (J. Basile and E. Munson, J. Clin. Microbiol. 49:1195,1706): Quiz and Answer

A 78-Year-Old Male with a 4-Month History of Fever, Fatigue, and Weight Loss
  • March 2011 (R. Gotoff, J. Franceschelli, J. Prichard, and P. Bourbeau, J. Clin. Microbiol. 49:771,1194): Quiz and Answer

Chronic Skin Lesions from a Patient with Bruton's X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia:
  • February 2011 (S. E. Sharp, J. Clin. Microbiol. 49:483,770): Quiz and Answer

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