Infectious Disease, Viral

Dec 1, 2019 Issue
Empiric Treatment for Acute Pharyngitis [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with fever and throat pain, with vesicular lesions over the soft palate and uvula.

Oct 1, 2019 Issue
Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Rapid Evidence Review [Article]

Clinical diagnosis of hand-foot-and-mouth disease is based on the presentation of a low-grade fever with a maculopapular or papulovesicular rash on the hands, soles of the feet, and buttocks, and by painful oral ulcerations. The largest incidence is within the first five years of life, and most cases occur in patients younger than 10 years. Handwashing, specifically after diaper changes and toileting, and before eating, helps stop the spread of the disease.

Sep 15, 2019 Issue
Enlarging Nodule on the Tongue [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with a nodule on his tongue that had been growing slowly for three years.

Sep 1, 2019 Issue
Child with Swollen Eyes [Photo Quiz]

A six-year-old child presented with eye swelling, cold-like symptoms, and fever.

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.

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