ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
Infectious Disease, Bacterial
A man presented with a rash over much of his body that had steadily spread over one year. The rash covered his limbs, including his palms and soles, and his ears.
Fecal microbiota transplantation is an effective treatment to prevent recurrent episodes of moderate to severe C. difficile infection. Nevertheless, because of the uncertainty regarding long-term safety and effectiveness, and the high burden of recurrent C. difficile infection, large, blinded RCTs are needed.
Mar 15, 2017 Issue
Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in populations at increased risk.
Vector-borne diseases are an emerging concern in North America. West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus are of particular importance because of their potential to become a significant public health threat. Learn the characteristics of vector-borne diseases and treatment options.
A man presented with a rash and fever a few days after using a hot tub.
Find out which medications are recommended for specific infections, when to begin empiric antibiotic therapy, and how to report suspected cases to local health authorities.
A 7-year-old girl with a history of pain in her lower abdomen and buttocks developed multiple bullous lesions in the perirectal area involving the gluteal cleft and both buttocks.
A man on active military duty presented with severe sweating in both feet, and multiple discrete punctate depressions on the plantar surface.
Learn evidence-based strategies to reduce infection rates.
Preventing and controlling resistance requires the engagement of many different sectors of society. However, the physician's role in this effort is singularly important.