Infectious Disease, Bacterial

Mar 1, 2001 Issue
ATS Adopts Diagnostic Standards for Tuberculosis [Practice Guidelines]

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed standards for the diagnosis and classification of tuberculosis.

Jun 1, 2000 Issue
AAP Issues Recommendations on the Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations for the prevention of Lyme disease - a disease transmitted by ticks carrying the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi.

May 1, 2000 Issue
Identification and Management of Tuberculosis [Article]

Although the resurgence of tuberculosis in the early 1990s has largely been controlled, the risk of contracting this disease remains high in homeless persons, recent immigrants and persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Purified protein derivative testing should be targeted at...

Nov 1, 1999 Issue
A Numb Skin Eruption [Photo Quiz]

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

Oct 1, 1999 Issue
Drug Treatment of Common STDs: Part I. Herpes, Syphilis, Urethritis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea [Article]

In 1998, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Several treatment advances have been made since the previous guidelines were published. Part I of this two-part article describes current recommendations for the treatment ...

Jul 01, 1999 Issue
Ludwig's Angina in Children [Article]

Ludwig's angina is a potentially life-threatening, rapidly expanding, diffuse inflammation of the submandibular and sublingual spaces that occurs most often in young adults with dental infections. However, this disorder can develop in children, in whom it can cause serious airway compromise. Symptom...

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