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Vacation Vaccinations: Who Needs What and for Where?
You may have patients with plans for far-flung summer travel. But have they planned for necessary vaccinations? See if you can advise the family in our travel quiz on appropriate prevention for all.
A Vaccine is a Shot at Prevention: A Photo Essay
Hepatitis, measles, smallpox, polio, mumps, influenza, Fifth disease—a close look at the value of vaccination past, present, and future.
Measles Before the Rash: What Comes First?
It's been a while since "the measles" was a household term in the United States, but 13 states so far this year have seen outbreaks. Have you seen a case lately? Would you recognize the virus prodrome?
Infections On the Spread—A Photo Quiz
Diagnosing and managing infectious diseases can be challenging. This week’s photo quiz offers a variety of presentations to test your acumen.
Meningococcal Meningitis in an Adult Woman
Bacterial meningitis presents with the triad of headache, fever, altered mental status. Stiff neck, vomiting, and photophobia may also be present.
Still More New Options for Hepatitis C Patients
In the non-rheumatology journals: Yet more promise for interferon-free treatment of hepatitis C. Also, stem cells and meniscectomy, and more insights into the link between scleroderma and cancer.
Recent travel to the Caribbean is the key clue that led to the diagnosis of Dengue fever, which caused maculopapular rash, fever, headaches, and body aches.
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