By David Schlossberg

An absolutely up-to-date model of this renowned, clinically orientated, undemanding textual content on infectious affliction, with much more beneficial pics, tables, algorithms and pictures. it's packed jam-packed with details on analysis, differential prognosis and remedy. as well as the normal association of organ-system and pathogen-related details, this article additionally contains clinically necessary sections at the weak host (with person chapters, for instance, at the diabetic, the aged, the injection drug consumer and the neonate), infections concerning shuttle, infections concerning surgical procedure and trauma, nosocomial an infection and bioterrorism. located among the to be had encyclopedic tomes and the smaller pocket publications, this can be a handy, entire and hugely functional reference for all these practicing in infectious ailments in addition to inner or basic drugs.

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Weinberg, MD Department of Dermatology Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York Debra L. Weiner, MD, PhD Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts List of contributors Richard J. Whitley, MD Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Microbiology and Surgery University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama Nathan P.

SBE ! Subacute vertebral osteomyelitis, typhoid fever/enteric fever, skeletal TB, brucellosis ! Q fever, typhoid fever/enteric fevers, brucellosis, visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar), ratbite fever, relapsing fever ! Miliary TB, EBV, CMV, typhoid fever/enteric fevers, brucellosis, histoplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, malaria, Q fever, SBE, CSD Rat-bite fever, relapsing fever • Fever pattern: • Transient facial edema • Hearing loss ! PAN Fever of unknown origin (FUO) Historical features • Lacrimal gland enlargement • Parotid gland enlargement • Rash !

Typhoid/enteric fevers, leptospirosis, malaria, visceral leishmaniasis (kalaazar), brucellosis, Q fever • Insect exposure ! Malaria, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar), relapsing fever ! Q fever, CSD, toxoplasmosis, rat-bite fever, relapsing fever, leptospirosis, brucellosis ! Q fever, brucellosis • Pet/animal contact • Unpasteurized milk/ cheese consumption 4 Physical examination findings • PMH/FMH malignancy • HA/mental confusion • Abdominal discomfort/pain Infectious diseases Clues from the history !

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