Microbiology Quiz #6: Encapsulated bacteria

1. Which of the following best describes the primary function of the capsular polysaccharide found in many encapsulated bacteria? 

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2. Which of the following encapsulated bacteria is most likely to cause a severe infection in a patient with asplenia? 

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3. Which of the following encapsulated bacteria has a vaccine available that targets its capsular polysaccharide? 

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4. Which component of the immune system is most directly involved in the opsonization of encapsulated bacteria for phagocytosis? 

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5. Asplenic patients are at increased risk for severe infections from certain encapsulated bacteria. Which of the following vaccines is most critical to administer to asplenic patients to prevent infections by encapsulated organisms? 

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