ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Infectious Disease, Parasitic

Jun 1, 2015 Issue
Advice for Protection Against Mosquitoes and Ticks [Editorials]

The changing epidemiology of vector-borne diseases highlights the importance of personal protective measures, including the use of insect repellents. Family physicians should be knowledgeable about which products are effective and safe.


Oct 15, 2014 Issue
Chronic Ulceration on the Lower Extremity [Photo Quiz]

A patient presented with a large ulcer on his left lower extremity with surrounding erythema that was growing despite topical steroid treatment. More recently, a similar smaller ulceration appeared on his right lower extremity.


Jun 15, 2014 Issue
Ivermectin Lotion (Sklice) for Head Lice [STEPS]

Topical ivermectin is safe, effective, and easy to administer because it involves only a single application-rinse cycle and does not require nit combing. However, it is significantly more expensive than nonprescription treatments and its benefits may not be worth the cost for most patients.


May 15, 2014 Issue
Neglected Parasitic Infections: What Every Family Physician Needs to Know [Article]

Find out how to recognize and treat Chagas disease, toxocariasis, cysticercosis, and toxoplasmosis.


Jun 15, 2013 Issue
Intracranial Lesion with Fever and Headaches [Photo Quiz]

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


Jul 1, 2007 Issue
Cysticercosis: An Emerging Parasitic Disease [Article]

Cysticercosis (i.e., tapeworm infection) is an increasingly common medical problem in the United States, especially in the Southwest and other areas of heavy emigration from endemic areas or in populations with significant travel to these areas. The larval stage of the pork tape-worm, Taenia solium,...


Dec 1, 2005 Issue
Widespread Pruritic Papulopustules After Returning from Thailand [Photo Quiz]

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


Jun 15, 2005 Issue
A Healthy Woman with Right Upper Quadrant Discomfort on Deep Palpation [Photo Quiz]

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


Jun 1, 2004 Issue
Persistent Pruritic Papules [Photo Quiz]

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


Mar 15, 2004 Issue
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Recognition and Treatment [Article]

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease occurring throughout the Americas from Texas to Argentina, and in the Old World, particularly the Middle East and North Africa. It is spread by the female sandfly. The condition is diagnosed every year in travelers, immigrants, and military personnel. P...


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