Infectious Disease, Bacterial

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.

Sep 1, 2015 Issue
Development of a Rash After Hot Tub Use [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with a rash and fever a few days after using a hot tub.

Sep 1, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illness [Article]

Find out which medications are recommended for specific infections, when to begin empiric antibiotic therapy, and how to report suspected cases to local health authorities.

Mar 1, 2015 Issue
Blisters Over the Buttocks [Photo Quiz]

A 7-year-old girl with a history of pain in her lower abdomen and buttocks developed multiple bullous lesions in the perirectal area involving the gluteal cleft and both buttocks.

Oct 1, 2014 Issue
Active Duty Soldier with Punctate Marks on the Feet [Photo Quiz]

A man on active military duty presented with severe sweating in both feet, and multiple discrete punctate depressions on the plantar surface.

Sep 15, 2014 Issue
Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections [Article]

Learn evidence-based strategies to reduce infection rates.

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