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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.
New Urine Test Allows for Detection of Chlamydia at Point of Care
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).
Folliculitis: Part II
Here a close-up look at Fungal, Eosinophilic pustular, and Steroid-induced Folliculitis.
In HIV/HCV Co-infected Patients, How Avoid Hepatic Decompensation?
Patients co-infected with hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV can develop rapidly progressive liver fibrosis.
Is There a Best Regimen for Initial Antiretroviral Therapy?
First of all, it is important to know what exactly is meant by “the best.”
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