ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Infectious Disease, Viral

Nov 1, 2013 Issue
Prevention of Herpes Zoster in Older Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]

The herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine has demonstrated effectiveness in preventing shingles in older adults. Vaccination benefit was greater in persons 60 to 69 years of age than in those 70 years and older. Local injection site reactions were common.


Jul 1, 2013 Issue
Arm Rash and Swelling in a Child [Photo Quiz]

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


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...


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