Stop wasting your time with other study methods and let the experts at McGraw-Hill be your guide. With the Lange Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Flash Cards app in your toolkit, preparing for the USMLE or medical boards will be a breeze.

Organized into 25 major topics, this app provides a rigorous review of key concepts in medical microbiology. Taking a comprehensive approach, the cards cover the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and infectious diseases. Within each category there is a selection of clinical vignettes requiring the application of textbook knowledge to real-life scenarios. Each vignette features a mini-case study of the disease and the flip side presents the etiology and epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment and prevention of the disorder.

· Gram-Positive Rods
· Gram-Positive Cocci
· Gram-Negative Cocci
· Enteric Gram-Negative Rods
· Non-Enteric Gram-Negative Rods
· Anaerobes
· Chlamydia
· Spirochetes
· Mycoplasma
· Mycobacterium
· DNA Viruses
· Positive-Strand RNA Viruses
· Negative-Strand RNA Viruses
· Double-Strand RNA Viruses
· Retroviruses
· Slow Viruses and Prions
· Superficial Mycoses
· Cutaneous Mycoses
· Subcutaneous Mycoses
· Systemic Mycoses
· Opportunistic Mycoses
· Protozoa
· Nematodes
· Cestodes
· Trematodes

Free initial download of the app presents 15 sample questions and detailed answers with a total of over 140 flashcards available through in-app purchase. Choose from four study modes to assess your knowledge level and target weak areas as you go. Create customized quizzes to track your progress and even turn studying into a game with the concentration-style Matching mode.

As life rushes by, optimize your preparation time by using this powerful app where ever and whenever you can. Great for last-minute studying on clinical rotations, Lange Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Flash Cards is the perfect tool to have at your fingertips.

About the Authors:

Kenneth D. Somers, PhD
Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Stephen A. Morse, MSPH, PhD
Associate Director for Environmental Microbiology
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

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What’s New

Version 1.3

Minor bug fixes in box mode.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Sinchgytecjbghytu ,

Ok for STEP 1

These cards are ok. They do not have offer the ability to customize decks as much as I would like or scroll through the deck in an easy way to find particular cards. Also the content is based on disease rather then bug so the vignettes sometimes have the name of the bug in them so it kinda defeats the purpose of quizzing yourself. It seems like there are better options out there and these are expensive.

Mrowan ,

Not as good as paper flashcard version

Things I like about the paper version that this app version lacks: (1) particularly high yield facts are bolded. (2) 200 cards instead of 140.

This app needs a search function so I can search my individual organisms. Navigation needs improvement. We also need an index and a table of content that I can easily pull up. To find a particular organism I have to swipe through a lot of organisms that I don't care about.

Wayxmolly ,

Love this App

I enjoy using this app to help my microbiology students review for exams. I have created many case studies myself, but I use this for a ‘rapid fire’ review.


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27 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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In-App Purchases
  1. Expansion Pack $34.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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