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Infectious Disease, Viral

Jul 1, 2013 Issue
Postexposure Prophylaxis for Common Infectious Diseases [Article]

Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) is effective in preventing illness after potential or documented exposure to a variety of microbial pathogens and in reducing the risk of secondary spread of infection. Guidelines have been published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Co...


Dec 15, 2012 Issue
Rash in an Eight-Year-Old Boy [Photo Quiz]

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


Sep 1, 2012 Issue
Syphilis: A Reemerging Infection [Article]

Rates of primary and secondary syphilis have increased in the past decade, warranting renewed attention to the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Men who have sex with men are particularly affected; however, increases in infection rates have also been noted in women, as well as in all age grou...


Aug 1, 2012 Issue
Risk Stratification of Children with Bronchiolitis [Point-of-Care Guides]

Bronchiolitis is a common and sometimes serious viral lower respiratory tract infection in young children.


Jul 1, 2012 Issue
Painless, Red Nodule on the Finger of a Veterinary Student [Photo Quiz]

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


Nov 1, 2011 Issue
Bubbles on the Skin Following Renal Transplant [Photo Quiz]

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


Jun 15, 2011 Issue
Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia: Prevention and Management [Article]

Herpes zoster (shingles) is diagnosed clinically by recognition of the distinctive, painful vesicular rash appearing in a unilateral, dermatomal distribution. An estimated 1 million cases occur in the United States each year, and increasing age is the primary risk factor. Laboratory testing, includi...


Jan 15, 2011 Issue
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Children [Article]

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an RNA virus that causes respiratory tract infections in children. In the North- ern Hemisphere, the peak infection season is November through April. By two years of age, most children will have had an RSV infection. Bronchiolitis, a lower respiratory tract infec...


Dec 15, 2010 Issue
Diagnosis, Initial Management, and Prevention of Meningitis [Article]

Although the annual incidence of bacterial meningitis in the United States is declining, it remains a medical emer- gency with a potential for high morbidity and mortality. Clinical signs and symptoms are unreliable in distinguishing bacterial meningitis from the more common forms of aseptic meningi...


Nov 1, 2010 Issue
Nongenital Herpes Simplex Virus [Article]

Nongenital herpes simplex virus type 1 is a common infection usually transmitted during childhood via nonsexual contact. Most of these infections involve the oral mucosa or lips (herpes labialis). The diagnosis of an infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 is usually made by the appearance of the...


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