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Infectious Disease, Viral

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...


Oct 1, 2010 Issue
Acute Onset Vesicular Rash [Photo Quiz]

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


Sep 1, 2010 Issue
AAP Updates Guidelines on Immunoprophylaxis for RSV Infection [Practice Guidelines]

Although RSV bronchiolitis usually manifests as acute upper respiratory tract infection, more serious disease involving the lower respiratory tract can develop. Preterm infants and those with congenital heart disease (CHD) or chronic lung disease of prematurity (also called bronchopulmonary dysplasi...


May 1, 2010 Issue
Infant with Vesicular Rash [Photo Quiz]

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


Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Warts (Nongenital) [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for warts (nongenital)?


Feb 15, 2010 Issue
AAP Updates Guidelines on Rotavirus Vaccination [Practice Guidelines]

A live, oral human-bovine reassortant rotavirus vaccine (RV5; Rotateq) was approved in 2006, followed by a live, oral human attenuated rotavirus vaccine (RV1; Rotarix) in 2008. Since the licensure of RV1, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its guidelines on the routine use of rotavirus vaccine in infants.


Dec 15, 2009 Issue
Sinecatechins (Veregen) for External Genital and Perianal Warts [STEPS]

Sinecatechins offers no clear advantage with regard to safety and tolerability. Indirect comparisons with other treatments suggest that sinecatechins may be more effective, with fewer recurrences of warts following successful treatment, but direct comparisons are lacking.


Oct 1, 2009 Issue
Monomorphic Rash on the Neck [Photo Quiz]

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


Sep 1, 2009 Issue
Vaccines for Postexposure Prophylaxis Against Varicella (Chicken Pox) [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Varicella vaccine appears to be effective in preventing or modifying the severity of the disease in healthy unvaccinated children if administered within three days of exposure. Data are insufficient to support or refute the use of the vaccine as postexposure prophylaxis in adults and adolescents.


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