Thomas Fekete, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

Thomas Fekete

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Actinomycosis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has actinomycosis? What should you expect to find? Actinomycosis has clinical manifestations that depend on where the infection is present. The largest number of patients will have a slow or moderately slow progression process involving the face/neck. One of the hallmarks is a…

Other Bacillus sp (not anthracis)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Bacillus spp., Family Bacillaceae, Phylum Firmicutes. What is the best treatment? There is no treatment required for the food poisoning syndromes. In general, many classes of antibiotics are useful, but this is somewhat species-dependent. Most beta-lactams are not active in vitro against B. cereus…

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