Infectious Disease, Viral

Jun 1, 2018 Issue
Intracranial Calcifications Discovered During Prolonged New Seizure [Photo Quiz]

An eight-month-old infant presented to the emergency department with a prolonged episode of left upper and lower extremity shaking and eye deviation.

May 1, 2018 Issue
Croup: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Croup is primarily a clinical diagnosis, with typical findings of abrupt onset of a barking cough, inspiratory stridor, and hoarseness in children six months to three years of age. Differentiating croup from other acute illnesses can be challenging. Find out which clinical signs and symptoms are most accurate for diagnosing croup, and which treatments have the strongest evidence.

Dec 1, 2017 Issue
Concurrent Painless Weeping Nodule and Targetoid Lesion on the Hand [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with skin lesions his hand and finger a few weeks after sustaining a minor laceration while skinning slaughtered sheep.

Oct 15, 2017 Issue
A Burning Red Rash [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with a painful rash that began on his left chest and spread to his left back. There are no lesions anywhere else on his body.

Jun 1, 2017 Issue
Rash Inside the Mouth [Photo Quiz]

A 40-years-old woman presented with a four-day history of sore throat, dry cough, malaise, and myalgia. One day prior to presentation, she noted a rash on the inside of her mouth.

Apr 15, 2017 Issue
Zika Virus: Common Questions and Answers [Article]

Zika virus has spread rapidly since the first report of local mosquito-borne transmission in early 2015. Get the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jan 15, 2017 Issue
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis in Children [Article]

Get the latest recommendations on diagnosis and treatment, and find out which children are eligible for immunoprophylaxis.

Oct 15, 2016 Issue
Fever and Rash in a Patient with HIV Infection [Photo Quiz]

A man with HIV presented with fever and widespread, severely painful, pruritic vesicles and pustules.

Oct 1, 2016 Issue
Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases [Article]

Vector-borne diseases are an emerging concern in North America. West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus are of particular importance because of their potential to become a significant public health threat. Learn the characteristics of vector-borne diseases and treatment options.

Aug 1, 2016 Issue
How to Prescribe Fewer Unnecessary Antibiotics: Talking Points That Work with Patients and Their Families [Editorials]

Appropriate antibiotic prescribing is a quality-of-care issue; all clinicians have the responsibility to provide the right treatments to their patients while minimizing harm. Effective communication, public commitments, and delayed antibiotic prescriptions are evidence-based tools family physicians can use.

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