Posts Tagged ‘malaria’

A Chilly Fever

Posted by • November 7th, 2014

A 30-year-old graduate student presented with fevers associated with shaking chills and severe headaches. He had been well until 1 week before presentation, when he began to have daily fevers, with temperatures as high as 39.4°C. Any fever in a patient who has had possible exposure to malaria should prompt consideration of this diagnosis. Clinical Pearls… Read More…

The Future of Malaria: Rising Rates of Resistance and a Potential New Hope

Posted by • July 30th, 2014

What do Emperor Charles V, Thomas Jefferson, and King Tut all have in common?  Each historical figure is thought to have suffered from malaria at some point during his life. Plasmodium, malaria’s causative organism, is known as much for its effects on great civilizations and their leaders as for its present world-wide disease burden.  Yearly, it… Read More…

Have You Seen the Latest NEJM Quick Take?

Posted by • March 13th, 2014

Our new Quick Take looks at a study on the care of children in Africa who have fever and a negative test for malaria. If a malaria test comes back negative, what might be the culprit? In less than three minutes, this Quick Take summarizes a new report on children in Tanzania. Quick Takes are brief… Read More…

Injuries

Posted by • May 3rd, 2013

Injuries, whether intentional or unintentional, account for a substantial burden on the health care system. The latest article in our new Global Health series describes the magnitude of the problem worldwide, enumerates ongoing efforts to prevent injuries, and summarizes systems that need to be in place to care for the injured. In 2010, there were 5.1… Read More…

A new tool for malaria prevention? A malaria vaccine with a good shot

Posted by • October 18th, 2011

Toward the end of WWII, public health efforts, including the use of DDT, led to the elimination of malaria in the United States. Unless we work abroad, malaria is not something US-based trainees encounter much after we learn bugs and drugs. But the rest of the world has not been so fortunate. The WHO estimates… Read More…