Infectious Disease, Bacterial

Apr 15, 2018 Issue
Poststreptococcal Illness: Recognition and Management [Article]

Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus can cause several postinfectious, nonsuppurative immune-mediated diseases. Learn about the diagnostic criteria for acute rheumatic fever, poststreptococcal reactive arthritis, pediatric autoimmune nonpsychiatric disorders, and poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis, and how to prevent and manage each condition.

Apr 1, 2018 Issue
Clinical Diagnosis of Lyme Disease Frequently Misses the "Bull’s Eye" [POEMs]

For children with suspected Lyme disease but without a classic bull's-eye lesion (erythema migrans of at least 5 cm), check serology rather than rely on your clinical impression. In this study, 12% of the children not suspected of having Lyme disease did have Lyme disease, and 31% of children though...

Feb 15, 2018 Issue
Young Man with Acute Discoloration of the Left Eye [Photo Quiz]

A man with a history of intravenous drug use presented with malaise, fatigue, headache, and a redness in his left eye.

Feb 1, 2018 Issue
Clostridium difficile Infection: Prevention and Treatment [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

How effective are interventions to prevent and treat Clostridium difficile infection?

Dec 15, 2017 Issue
Eye Changes After Recent Travel [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with fever, diarrhea, body aches, and vomiting shortly after returning from Puerto Rico.

Nov 15, 2017 Issue
Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

G.R. is a 21-year-old nonpregnant woman who is new to the area and your office. She is applying to graduate school and wants to make sure her vaccinations are up to date. She reports she is doing well and has no concerns.

Aug 1, 2017 Issue
Painless Nodular Rash in a Young Man [Photo Quiz]

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.

Mar 15, 2017 Issue
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Clostridium difficile Infection: Evidence and Indications [Editorials]

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.

Oct 1, 2016 Issue
Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases [Article]

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.

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