Severe outcomes may ensue in a high percentage of patients. The authors discuss the consequences in this brief podcast.
Onset of illness was acute; fever is high and rash is widespread. Exam is performed in isolation. Your Dx?
What brings patients to your office—and not the specialty office down the street? Insights in this slideshow.
When parents play out worst case scenarios in protest against routine vaccination, maybe one or two of these 6 options for response will come in handy.
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa rightly has become a world health crisis. But there are other casualties of the outbreak that we don't hear much about.
A highly specific rapid test for Chlamydia trachomatis has been developed. The best part: the new test requires a direct urine sample only (no total DNA purification needed).
Discitis, a bacterial infection within the vertebral disc, typically results from seeding during an episode of bacteremia.
The risk of postoperative endometritis is reduced when a vaginal preparation of povidone-iodine is administered immediately before cesarean delivery.
There is no evidence that plastic adhesive surgical drapes reduce surgical site infection rates, and some evidence that these drapes may increase infection rates, according to a third update of an intervention review and analysis conducted by the Cochrane Wounds Group.
The goals of therapy for patients with inflammatory bowel disorder include inducing and maintaining a steroid-free remission, preventing and treating the complications of the disease, minimizing treatment toxicity, achieving mucosal healing, and enhancing quality of life.