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Cryptococcal Infection: Routine Screening in HIV?
Primary care clinicians take note: here's a case for routine screening and treatment of early cryptococcal infection, given its prevalence and sequelae in patients with HIV/AIDS.
Green Fingernail? Not Your Average Manicure
Subungual infection; “raccoon eyes;” bed bug bites. . . a quiz to challenge you.
Herpes-Associated Erythema Multiforme
This self-limited albeit recurrent condition is often triggered by antigenic stimuli, including infections, most often HSV, and medications.
Five Top Papers From 2014 That Will Impact Your Practice
New drugs that treat stubborn illness seen often in primary care lead this group of Top 5 Papers for 2014. Type 2 diabetes, cryptogenic stroke, and hep-C are key targets.
Taking the Venom Out of Snake Bites
Reactions range from mild and localized to life-threatening and even fatal. All bites must be treated as true emergencies.
Would you be willing to treat a patient with Ebola?
Few primary care clinicians in the US are likely to face this rare but deadly disease in daily practice. But if one of your patients had symptoms or was infected, would you make the decision to help treat?
Mom Says Symptoms Match Ebola’s: Is She Right?
While it is unlikely that Ebola will become a problem for most clinicians in the US, it is prudent to be prepared. Test your knowledge of this rare, but deadly disease with a clinical scenario.
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