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Infectious Disease, Bacterial

Apr 15, 2006 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection [Article]

Chlamydia trachomatis infection most commonly affects the urogenital tract. In men, the infection usually is symptomatic, with dysuria and a discharge from the penis. Untreated chlamydial infection in men can spread to the epididymis. Most women with chlamydial infection have minimal or no symptoms,...


Apr 15, 2006 Issue
Guidelines Released for Investigation of Potential Contact with Infectious Tuberculosis [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA) have released guidelines for investigation of exposure and transmission of tuberculosis and prevention of future infections through contact investigations.


Mar 15, 2006 Issue
Red Streaks on the Leg [Photo Quiz]

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


Dec 1, 2005 Issue
Management of Active Tuberculosis [Article]

Although the overall incidence of tuberculosis has been declining in the United States, it remains an important public health concern, particularly among immigrants, homeless persons, and persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Patients who present with symptoms of active tuberculosis (e...


Nov 15, 2005 Issue
Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever [Article]

Tick-borne relapsing fever is characterized by recurring fevers separated by afebrile periods and is accompanied by nonspecific constitutional symptoms. It occurs after a patient has been bitten by a tick infected with a Borrelia spirochete. The diagnosis of tick-borne relapsing fever requires an ac...


Nov 1, 2005 Issue
Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: An Overview [Article]

In the 1980s, after a steady decline during preceding decades, there was a resurgence in the rate of tuberculosis in the United States that coincided with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic. Disease patterns since have changed, with a higher incidence of disseminated and extrapulmonary ...


Jul 15, 2005 Issue
Diagnosis of Lyme Disease [Article]

The use of serologic testing and its value in the diagnosis of Lyme disease remain confusing and controversial for physicians, especially concerning persons who are at low risk for the disease. The approach to diagnosing Lyme disease varies depending on the probability of disease (based on endemicit...


Jun 15, 2005 Issue
Tick-Borne Disease [Article]

Tick-borne diseases in the United States include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, Colorado tick fever, and relapsing fever. It is important for family physicians to consider these illnesses when patients present with influenza-like symptoms. A petechia...


May 15, 2005 Issue
Evaluation of Poststreptococcal Illness [Article]

Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis, scarlet fever, and rarely asymptomatic carrier states are associated with a number of poststreptococcal suppurative and nonsuppurative complications. As in streptococcal pharyngitis, acute rheumatic fever, pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disord...


May 15, 2005 Issue
Management of Bacterial Meningitis: New Guidelines from the IDSA [Practice Guidelines]

Bacterial meningitis is a neurologic emergency; progression to more severe disease reduces the patient’s likelihood of a full recovery. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has issued new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial meningitis.


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