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Infectious Disease, Parasitic
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 ...
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...
A soldier deployed to Afghanistan presented with an asymptomatic ulcerated lesion on the arm.
A man presented with a vesicular rash on his ankle in a serpentine-like pattern.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how to recognize and treat Chagas disease, toxocariasis, cysticercosis, and toxoplasmosis.