Infectious Disease, Bacterial

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...

Nov 15, 2012 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Gonococcal Infections [Article]

Neisseria gonorrhoeae causes urogenital, anorectal, conjunctival, and pharyngeal infections. Urogenital tract infections are most common. Men with gonorrhea may present with penile discharge and dysuria, whereas women may present with mucopurulent discharge or pelvic pain; however, women often are a...

Aug 15, 2012 Issue
CDC Recommends New Treatment Regimen for Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection [Practice Guidelines]

Tuberculosis is a contagious and potentially fatal disease transmitted by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued recommendations for the treatment of latent M. tuberculosis infection. The new regimen consists of isoniazid and rifapentine (Priftin)...

Jun 1, 2012 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Lyme Disease [Article]

Lyme disease, caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States. Transmission occurs primarily through the bite of an infected deer tick (Ixodes scapularis). Identification of an erythema migrans rash following a tick bite is the only clinical m...

Aug 15, 2011 Issue
IDSA Guidelines on the Treatment of MRSA Infections in Adults and Children [Practice Guidelines]

The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the United States continues to increase, with more than 94,000 cases of invasive disease reported in 2005. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its first evidence-based guidelines on the treatment of MRSA infections.

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