ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Infectious Disease, Bacterial

Jun 15, 2014 Issue
Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States: Stepping Back from the Brink [Editorials]

Preventing and controlling resistance requires the engagement of many different sectors of society. However, the physician's role in this effort is singularly important.


Jun 15, 2014 Issue
Diagnosis of Streptococcal Pharyngitis [Point-of-Care Guides]

Find out which clinical examination findings increase the likelihood that a patient with a sore throat has group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis.


Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Update on Latent Tuberculosis Infection [Article]

Find out who should be screened, and which test to use.


Apr 15, 2014 Issue
A Swollen Thumb [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Apr 1, 2014 Issue
An Annular Rash [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Oct 15, 2013 Issue
Pertussis: A Reemerging Infection [Article]

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is an acute respiratory tract infection that has increased in incidence in recent years. The initial catarrhal stage presents with nonspecific symptoms of malaise, rhinorrhea, sneezing, lacrimation, and mild cough. During the paroxysmal stage, severe outbreak...


Sep 1, 2013 Issue
Persistent Skin Furuncle [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jul 1, 2013 Issue
Early Recognition and Management of Sepsis in Adults: The First Six Hours [Article]

Sepsis is a complication of severe infection characterized by a systemic inflammatory response. Mortality rates from sepsis range between 25% to 30% for severe sepsis and 40% to 70% for septic shock. The clinical presentation of sepsis is highly variable depending on the etiology. The most common si...


Jul 1, 2013 Issue
Postexposure Prophylaxis for Common Infectious Diseases [Article]

Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) is effective in preventing illness after potential or documented exposure to a variety of microbial pathogens and in reducing the risk of secondary spread of infection. Guidelines have been published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Co...


Dec 15, 2012 Issue
Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management [Article]

Chlamydia trachomatis is a gram-negative bacterium that infects the columnar epithelium of the cervix, urethra, and rectum, as well as nongenital sites such as the lungs and eyes. The bacterium is the cause of the most frequently reported sexually transmitted disease in the United States, which is r...


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