Health professionals from many disciplines need to be able to recognize the clinical presentations, essential diagnostic tests, and treatment approach of Lyme neuroborreliosis.
A 15-year-old African American girl is admitted to the emergency department complaining of fever, vomiting, headache, back pain, and chills.
Diagnostic and surveillance limitations and lack of treatment options, vaccines hamper efforts.
CDC announced that, effective May 14 2018, the CDC Investigational New Drug (IND) treatment protocols will no longer be providing benznidazole for the treatment of Chagas disease.
In clinical trials, tafenoquine, an 8-aminoquinoline, demonstrated efficacy against 2 primary types of malaria, Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum malaria.
Accurate and rapid diagnostics methods are needed to inform initial clinical decision making for patients with hip monoarthritis.
The Phase 2b study is in the process of enrolling 400 people to evaluate multiple dosing regimens. PaxVax expects the results in early 2019.
Vector-borne diseases represent an increasing problem in the United States, with a more than 2-fold increase in the number of annual reports from 2004 to 2016.
Women in the United States with uncomplicated malaria during the first trimester of pregnancy should be treated with the currently recommended options of either mefloquine or quinine plus clindamycin. However, when neither of these options is available, artemether-lumefantrine should be considered for treatment.
As long-term neurocognitive deficits can occur as a result of severe malaria, researchers assessed the potential neuroprotective effect of inhaled nitric oxide on children with the infection.
Many patients with a previous West Nile virus infection have abnormalities on neurologic examination several years after they were infected.
The FDA has granted accelerated approval for benznidazole as the first US treatment of Chagas disease in children ages 2 to 12 years.
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