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Ansteckend - Learning from an infectiological case


An interdisciplinary presentation of infectiological cases.

Once a semester 2-3 exciting infectiological cases are presented from the perspective of the clinician and participating medical disciplines.

All interested parties are invited: students, doctors, nurses.

Aim of the case-based presentation:

  • Extension of differential diagnoses
  • Presentation of diagnostic options (strengths and weaknesses)
  • Strengthening of infectious medicine knowledge
  • Tips for everyday life
  • Learning from cases

"Ansteckend": exciting cases from everyday life

(2 cases interdisciplinary presented with exciting solution)

Next dates: October 2022 [16:15 hrs - lecture hall Pathology (Bldg.: 708)]

Presentation of two exciting cases of the infectious medicine

(Mainzer bretzel inclusive)

Previous events

  • 29.10.2019 16:15-17:15 hrs
    "Infectious diseases and unused prevention material: presentation of two dramatic cases"

    • Meningococcal meningitis, sepsis and haemophilus-meningitis from the paediatrics (Prof. Dr. Stephan Gehring,  Center for Paediatric Medicine)
    • HIV viruses – persistence in the CNS: Pharmacodynamics is crucial (PD Dr. Martin Sprinzl, I. Medical Clinic and Mrs. Aneka Müller, Clinic of Neurology)

  • 07.05.2019 17:15-18:30 hrs
    “what does brushing teeth to do with infectiology? – of unpleasant consequences of a bad dental status"

    • 2 cases of dentogenic brain abscess (Dr. Thomas Kerz, Clinic of Neurosurgery)
    • Characteristics of the causes/initiator (Dr. Moritz Brandstetter, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene)
    • Dental hygiene 2019 - what is useful, what is not? (PD Dr. Dr. Julia Heider, Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) 
    • Spondylodiscitis caused by Mycobacterium chimaera (Dr. Thomas Hallbauer, Clinic of Spinal Surgery Kirn of the Kreuznach Diakonie)
    • How did it come about? - Presentation of an unusual worldwide outbreak (Dr. Thomas Schwanz, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene)

  • 16.10.2018 17:15-18:30 hrs
    "unclear fever":  1) – after travelling, bathing and the sweeping week 2) – despite many anti-infectives

    • 2 cases of leptospirosis (Mrs. Gesa Christina Kolck, I. Medical Clinic / Dr. Joachim Kaes, Center of Cardiology / Dr. Martin Dennebaum, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene)
    • Fatale course of a bloodstream infection by prototheca zopffi (Dr. Daniel Teschner, III. Medical Clinic/ Dr. Tristan Klodt, Institute of Neuropathology)

  • 05.06.2018 17:15-18:30 hrs
    "A colorful picture: Koch'sche bacilli und co"

    • Spondylitis caused by M. tuberculosis (Mr. Daniel Korczynski, III. Medical Clinic)
    • Complex extrapulmonary infection caused by M. tuberculosis (XDR) (PD. Dr. Martin Sprinzl, I. Medical Clinic)
    • Chron. rec. skin infection of the thumb caused by M. marinum (Dr. Stephan Rietz, Dermatology Clinic)
    • Mycobakteria and their diagnosis from a microbiological point of view (PD. Dr. Friederike von Loewenich, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene)

  • 07.11.2017 17:30-18:45 hrs
    "From the no longer so cheerful vineyard“ and „... what we can expect from autumn“

    • "Tularaemia from grape must" (Dr. Klaus Jahn, Ministry of Health Rhineland-Palatinate)
    • Pneumococcus and "quick test - negative" influenza as a cause of ARDS (Dr. Ingo Sagoschen, Center of Cardiology / Prof. Dr. Plachter, Institute of Virology).
    • Presentation of the influenza vaccination campaign of the III. Medical Clinic (Dr. Daniel Teschner, III. Medical Clinic).

  •  27.06.2017 17:15-18:45 hrs
    "Off into nature" – and what can come of it: 2 cases, that make couch potatoes cheer.

    • An unusual course of lyme disease in childhood. (Dr. Moritz Brandstetter, Dr. Nadja Joß, Dr. Thomas Schwanz, all: Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene)
    • Bartonella as "misjudged" cause of endocarditis. (Dr. Ekkehard Siegel, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene)

  •  18.01.2017 17:15-18:45 hrs

    • "A 23-year-old – just in a café, now in intensive care"
      A severe pulmonary infection caused by PVL-positive staphylococcus aureus.
      (Dr. Thomas Schwanz, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene)
    • "Barefoot, it was so beautiful at the beach!"
      A serious course of infection by the Strongyloides stercoralis. (PD Dr. Jens Kittner, I. Medical Clinic / Dr. Martin Dennebaum, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene)