Infectious Disease, Parasitic

Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Neglected Parasitic Infections: What Family Physicians Need to Know—A CDC Update [Article]

Chagas disease, cysticercosis, and toxoplasmosis affect millions of people in the United States and are considered neglected parasitic diseases. Few resources are devoted to their surveillance, prevention, and treatment. Chagas disease, transmitted by kissing bugs, primarily affects people who have ...

Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Parasitic Infections: Do Not Neglect Strongyloidiasis [Editorials]

Although the intestinal roundworm Strongyloides stercoralis is not on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's list of neglected parasitic infections, it deserves increased awareness. There are an estimated 30 million to 100 million infections from S. stercoralis worldwide and a prevalence i...

Sep 15, 2020 Issue
Persistent Asymptomatic Rash [Photo Quiz]

A soldier deployed to Afghanistan presented with an asymptomatic ulcerated lesion on the arm.

Dec 15, 2019 Issue
Rash on the Ankle [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with a vesicular rash on his ankle in a serpentine-like pattern.

Nov 15, 2019 Issue
Seizure with Brain Lesions [Photo Quiz]

Feb 1, 2018 Issue
Diffuse Thick Scale on Both Hands [Photo Quiz]

A woman with nonverbal autism, intellectual disability, and quadriplegia presented with a nonhealing erosion of the left distal index finger and skin changes involving both hands.

Jun 1, 2015 Issue
Advice for Protection Against Mosquitoes and Ticks [Editorials]

The changing epidemiology of vector-borne diseases highlights the importance of personal protective measures, including the use of insect repellents. Family physicians should be knowledgeable about which products are effective and safe.

Oct 15, 2014 Issue
Chronic Ulceration on the Lower Extremity [Photo Quiz]

A patient presented with a large ulcer on his left lower extremity with surrounding erythema that was growing despite topical steroid treatment. More recently, a similar smaller ulceration appeared on his right lower extremity.

Jun 15, 2014 Issue
Ivermectin Lotion (Sklice) for Head Lice [STEPS]

Topical ivermectin is safe, effective, and easy to administer because it involves only a single application-rinse cycle and does not require nit combing. However, it is significantly more expensive than nonprescription treatments and its benefits may not be worth the cost for most patients.

May 15, 2014 Issue
Neglected Parasitic Infections: What Every Family Physician Needs to Know [Article]

Find out how to recognize and treat Chagas disease, toxocariasis, cysticercosis, and toxoplasmosis.

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