ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Infectious Disease, Bacterial

May 15, 2005 Issue
Evaluation of Poststreptococcal Illness [Article]

Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis, scarlet fever, and rarely asymptomatic carrier states are associated with a number of poststreptococcal suppurative and nonsuppurative complications. As in streptococcal pharyngitis, acute rheumatic fever, pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disord...


May 15, 2005 Issue
Management of Bacterial Meningitis: New Guidelines from the IDSA [Practice Guidelines]

Bacterial meningitis is a neurologic emergency; progression to more severe disease reduces the patient’s likelihood of a full recovery. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has issued new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial meningitis.


Oct 15, 2004 Issue
Cutaneous Ulceration in a Patient with HIV [Photo Quiz]

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


Sep 15, 2004 Issue
Telithromycin (Ketek) for Respiratory Tract Infections [STEPS]

Telithromycin is similar to azithromycin and clarithromycin in side effects, dosing, and cost, but with enhanced activity against S. pneumoniae. Although 30 to 40 percent of S. pneumoniae cases are thought to be resistant to penicillin and/or macrolides, additional clinical trials are needed to dete...


Sep 1, 2004 Issue
CDC Issues Recommendations for Diagnosing, Managing, and Reporting Foodborne Illnesses [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new recommendations for diagnosing, managing, and reporting foodborne illnesses, in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), American Nurses Association-American Nurse Foundation (ANA-ANF), the U.S. Food and Drug Admin...


Aug 1, 2004 Issue
Rash in an Adolescent [Photo Quiz]

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


Jul 1, 2004 Issue
Painful Red Eye After Surgery [Photo Quiz]

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


Apr 15, 2004 Issue
Identifying the Vector of Lyme Disease [Article]

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States. It is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted by the deer tick. Deer ticks have a four-stage life cycle (egg, larva, nymph, and adult), and nymphal ticks transmit B. burgdorferi to humans more freq...


Nov 1, 2003 Issue
ATS, CDC, and IDSA Update Recommendations on the Treatment of Tuberculosis [Practice Guidelines]

Recommendations for the treatment of tuberculosis in settings where mycobacterial cultures, radiographic facilities, and drug susceptibility testing are available have been published by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).


Sep 1, 2003 Issue
Strep Throat [Point-of-Care Guides]

The probability of GABHS pharyngitis as the cause of sore throat is greatest in children younger than 15 years, especially those younger than 10.


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