Infectious Disease, Bacterial

Feb 15, 2007 Issue
Predicting the Likelihood of Bacterial Meningitis in Children [Point-of-Care Guides]

Although the incidence of bacterial meningitis has dropped with increased immunization against Haemophilus influenzae, meningitis remains a devastating illness. For every child with meningeal signs and symptoms who is diagnosed with bacterial meningitis after lumbar puncture, many more undergo the procedure to rule out the disease.

Aug 1, 2006 Issue
Pertussis: A Disease Affecting All Ages [Article]

Bordetella pertussis is a highly contagious bacterium known to cause pertussis (whooping cough) and is transmitted via airborne droplets. Although childhood vaccination has dramatically reduced reported pertussis cases, the incidence of the disease has increased over the past 20 years, most notably ...

Jul 15, 2006 Issue
CDC Releases Guidelines on Antimicrobial Agents for the Treatment and Postexposure Prophylaxis of Pertussis [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on antimicrobial agents for the treatment and postexposure prophylaxis of pertussis.

May 15, 2006 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections [Article]

The most common site of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection is the urogenital tract. Men with this infection may experience dysuria with penile discharge, and women may have mild vaginal mucopurulent discharge, severe pelvic pain, or no symptoms. Other N. gonorrhoeae infections include anorectal, conjun...

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 ...

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