ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Infectious Disease, Viral

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.


Apr 1, 2009 Issue
ACIP Releases Guideline on Prevention of Herpes Zoster [Practice Guidelines]

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on the prevention of herpes zoster (i.e., shingles).


Mar 1, 2009 Issue
Pruritic Rash in Pregnancy [Photo Quiz]

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


May 1, 2008 Issue
Scalded Mouth with Headache [Photo Quiz]

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


Nov 1, 2007 Issue
ACIP Recommendations for the Prevention of Varicella [Practice Guidelines]

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations on the prevention of varicella. Varicella is a highly infectious disease caused by infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV).


Aug 15, 2007 Issue
Quadrivalent HPV Recombinant Vaccine (Gardasil) for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer [STEPS]

The HPV vaccine is safe and effective in preventing genital warts and cervical changes that may lead to cervical cancer, and it is recommended as part of the vaccination series in females 11 to 12 years of age. It can be given to females as young as 9 or 10 years of age, and catch-up vaccination is ...


Feb 1, 2007 Issue
Clinical Presentations of Parvovirus B19 Infection [Article]

Although most persons with parvovirus B19 infection are asymptomatic or have mild, nonspecific, cold-like symptoms, several clinical conditions have been linked to the virus. Parvovirus B19 usually infects children and causes the classic "slapped-cheek" rash of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease). ...


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