Infectious Disease, Bacterial

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.

Aug 15, 2002 Issue
Tick Removal [Article]

Many methods of tick removal that have been reported in the literature have proved to be unsatisfactory in controlled studies. Some methods may even cause harm by inducing the tick to salivate and regurgitate into the host. Ticks are best removed as soon as possible, because the risk of disease tran...

Feb 15, 2002 Issue
Linezolid: Its Role in the Treatment of Gram-Positive, Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections [Article]

While the choices available for the management of gram-positive, drug-resistant bacterial infections are becoming limited, antimicrobial resistance is becoming increasingly problematic because of the widespread overuse of antibiotics. Linezolid is a synthetic antibiotic belonging to a new class of a...

Aug 1, 2001 Issue
Tick-borne Diseases [Article]

Tick-borne diseases are the most common vector-borne illnesses in the United States. Lyme disease is the most common, but several others also occur. The ehrlichioses have only been identified as agents of human disease in the United States in the past few decades, and knowledge about them is still e...

May 15, 2001 Issue
When to Suspect and How to Monitor Babesiosis [Article]

In the past decade, cases of babesiosis in humans have been reported with increasing frequency, especially in the northeastern United States. Babesia microti (in the United States) and bovine strains (in Europe) cause most infections in humans. Most cases are tick-borne, although cases of transfusio...

May 15, 2001 Issue
IDSA Issues Guidelines on the Treatment of Lyme Disease [Practice Guidelines]

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States, affecting adults and children. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has issued recommendations for the treatment and management of patients who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease or persons bitten by ticks suspected of carrying the disease.

Mar 15, 2001 Issue
AAP Technical Report on the Prevention of Pneumococcal Infections [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a technical report on the prevention of pneumococcal infections, including the use of pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines and antibiotic prophylaxis.

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