Browsing: Infectious Disease

Probiotics are moving from "alternative" practice into mainstream medical management.
The advent of antibiotics turned Lemierre's Syndrome into "the forgotten disease." But this easily misdiagnosed condition can potentially be fatal.
Fournier's gangrene is a rare, life-threatening condition with a high mortality rate. Save a life by knowing the signs and the most effective interventions.
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains a major cause of cardiovascular disease in developing nations. However, in industrialized nations with routine access to vaccines and antibiotics to treat Group A
One of the worst flu seasons in recent years sent patients to the ED in droves. It also focused attention on oseltamivir's efficacy and safety in various populations. Is it safe for children? Adults?
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Top 10 Zika Facts for Emergency Physicians Zika has gained worldwide attention as an emerging virus, especially with regard to dangerous complications affecting the unborn. In an increasingly interco
Fight Bites and Other Human Bite Injuries A 27-year-old male presents to the emergency department complaining of purulent drainage from a wound to his right hand. He says that he was in a fight about
CNS Toxoplasmosis A 26-year-old Spanish-speaking female patient presents to the emergency department (ED) with right-sided weakness after a witnessed seizure. The patient is postictal, combative, and
Foreign Travelers: Cutaneous Parasitic Infections from Abroad Case Presentation You step into the room of a 22-year-old female sent from her primary care physician for incision and drainage of two fa
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Mosquito-Borne Illnesses: Malaria, Dengue, and West Nile Virus From the May 2014 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “Emergency Department Management of Mosquito-Borne Illness: Malaria, Dengue, and