Tuberculosis - Top USMLE Diseases

Tuberculosis - Top USMLE Diseases

by Jeremy Brown, PhD, Peter Delves, PhD, Pravin Shukle, MD u.a.

Tuberculosis is granulomatous infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis.

It is an airborne infection that affects the lungs but can spread to other organs. Chronic inflammation, granuloma formation, and fibrosis are the main processes involved in tuberculosis.

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Course Details

  • Videos 13
  • Duration 1:15 h
  • Quiz questions 69
  • Articles 1


Your Educators of course Tuberculosis - Top USMLE Diseases

 Jeremy Brown, PhD

Jeremy Brown, PhD

Professor Jeremy Brown is a clinician scientist with an interest in respiratory infection. He studied medicine in London, graduating with honors, and continued his postgraduate medical training in a variety of London hospitals.
He completed his PhD in molecular microbiology in 1999 and obtained a prestigious Welcome Advanced Research Fellowship for further scientific training at the University of Adelaide. His research is mainly focused on respiratory complications of haematological disease and stem cell transplantation.
His educational and scientific experience enables him to teach students and professionals about respiratory medicine.

 Peter Delves, PhD

Peter Delves, PhD

Peter Delves, Professor Emeritus of Immunology and former Vice Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at University College London, is not only editor of two encyclopedias but also author of several textbooks and laboratory manuals. His special interest lies in improving an understanding of immunology through both web-based education and face-to-face interaction.
 Pravin Shukle, MD

Pravin Shukle, MD

Dr. Shukle is a board certified specialist in internal medicine. He runs one of the largest specialty practices in Ontario, Canada. His area of interest is the stroke and heart attack reduction in high risk patients.

He owns and runs a full functioning cardiac and diabetes suite that includes diagnostics, diet counseling, exercise counseling, and lifestyle support for patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arrhythmia. He is one of Canada’s most popular speakers. He performs over 150 special lectures across the nation each year with various audiences ranging from the general public, to nurses, to physicians, to medical specialists. His lectures are engaging, funny, and informative. In 2016, Dr. Shukle will be conducting a TED talk on using DNA as a memory storage medium.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD is the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University in Providence, RI. He has been active in pediatric education and research for 15 years.He has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools. He is an author of the book "Step Up to Pediatrics" and over 40 peer reviewed articles. Dr. Alverson has extensive experience in preparing students for the USMLE exams and has test writing experience as well.

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Tuberculosis: helpful review
By Olivia M. on 15. September 2020 for Tuberculosis: Epidemiology, Cause and Pathogenesis

These reviews are very helpful. I appreciate the pictures and description of the bacteria

Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 02. August 2020 for Tuberculosis (TB) in Children: Management

I particularly liked the explanation regarding PPD and prevalence in poor/rich countries.

Excellent lecture.
By Jalil Z. on 02. August 2020 for Tuberculosis (TB) in Children: Pathology & Diagnosis

I particularly liked the remarks regarding the interpretation of the PPD test.

clear and informative!
By maria kira Q. on 24. July 2020 for Tuberculosis: Summary

this was clear to understand, while being informative. just wished they went over CXR findings a bit more