Browsing: Infectious Disease

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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
The Masquerading HSV Infection Case Presentation Your next patient is a 36-year-old female with fever, body aches, and headache. She has been ill for four days with a temperature of 101 °F at home. S
Small Bugs with Big Bites: North American Tick-Borne Diseases James Hall, MD, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO Sajid Khan, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Emergency Medicine,
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Shaking Down Shigella Brian C. Phillips, MD, Resident Physician, Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN As few as 10-200 organisms may be sufficient to develop an infecti
Rotting Away: Fournier's Gangrene Matthew Mitchell, MD, Resident, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI Case An 83-year-old male is dropped off by his caregiver with a chief complaint of shortness of
Infecting the Masses: Soft Tissue Infections and Ultrasound Sarah H. Michael, DO, MS, Resident, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI There are few tasks in emergency medicine that are as simple to
Small Spaces: Ultrasound-Guided Small Joint Aspiration Meredith Hill-Ciesielski, MD, Ultrasound Fellow, Detroit Receiving and Sinai Grace Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Mark Favot, MD,
Influenza and the Flu Vaccine Approximately 90% of children who died from influenza in 2013 were not vaccinated. An estimated 10-20% of the world's population is infected annually with influenza. Up
A Temporal Problem: Diagnosing and Treating Viral Encephalitis in the ED Case Report A 49-year-old male presents to the emergency department with two days of confusion, agitation, and speech abnormal