Posts Tagged ‘infectious disease’

A Man with Lung Infiltrates

Posted by • March 18th, 2016

Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia causes a relatively specific pattern of histologic reaction, but a specific cause of this pattern is not usually identified. A 71-year-old man presented with recurrent fevers, dyspnea, and hypoxemia. Chest imaging showed consolidation predominantly in the lower lobes and diffuse bilateral ground-glass opacities that had waxed and waned over a 6-month period. A diagnostic… Read More…

Uncomplicated Skin Abscess

Posted by • March 4th, 2016

Between 1993 and 2005, annual emergency department visits for skin and soft-tissue infections in the United States increased from 1.2 million to 3.4 million, primarily because of an increased incidence of abscesses. The primary treatment of a cutaneous abscess is drainage. Whether adjunctive antibiotics lead to improved outcomes in patients with uncomplicated abscesses or just… Read More…

Amoxicillin for Severe Acute Malnutrition

Posted by • February 5th, 2016

Severe acute malnutrition affects approximately 19 million children under 5 years of age worldwide and contributes substantially to mortality and the disease burden among children. Only one previous randomized trial has examined the routine use of antibiotics in the community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition. Isanaka et al. conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in… Read More…

Read the Latest 200th Anniversary Articles

Posted by • February 16th, 2012

During the 2012 anniversary year, we are publishing a series of engaging Review and Perspective articles from established authors who are preeminent in their fields. Each article explores a story of progress in medicine over the past 200 years. These articles will appear every other week.  The relationship between patients and doctors is at the… Read More…