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Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Children With Neuropsychiatric Illness

Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Children With Neuropsychiatric Illness

Health professionals from many disciplines need to be able to recognize the clinical presentations, essential diagnostic tests, and treatment approach of Lyme neuroborreliosis.

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Fever, Malaise Following International Travel: A Case Study

A 15-year-old African American girl is admitted to the emergency department complaining of fever, vomiting, headache, back pain, and chills.

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Certain Iron Deficiencies May Protect Against Malaria in African Children

Certain Iron Deficiencies May Protect Against Malaria in African Children

Iron deficiency may protect African children against malaria infection when defined using ferritin and transferrin saturation.

CDC: First Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed in the US

CDC: First Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed in the US

The first confirmed U.S. case of a virus carried by South American rodents occurred earlier this year.

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County

An outbreak of flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County has so far resulted in 57 cases, including 20 in Pasadena and nine in downtown Los Angeles.

CYP2D6 Enzymatic Activity May Increase Primaquine Malaria Treatment Efficacy

CYP2D6 Enzymatic Activity May Increase Primaquine Malaria Treatment Efficacy

A natural variability of genotype-determined, CYP2D6-dependent metabolism of primaquine phosphate is associated with an increased risk of failure in the treatment of P vivax malaria.

Short Course Primaquine Regimens for P vivax Malaria Improves Treatment Efficacy

Short Course Primaquine Regimens for P vivax Malaria Improves Treatment Efficacy

Chloroquine with either 7- or 14-day primaquine regimens provided highly effective radical cure of vivax malaria on the Thailand-Myanmar border.

New Q Fever Foci Identified, Including Acute Endocarditis, Lymphadenitis

New Q Fever Foci Identified, Including Acute Endocarditis, Lymphadenitis

Acute endocarditis, lymphadenitis, and bone marrow involvement in hemophagocytic syndrome have been newly identified as Q fever foci.

Permethrin Plus Pyriproxyfen-Treated Bednets Reduce Malaria Transmission

Permethrin Plus Pyriproxyfen-Treated Bednets Reduce Malaria Transmission

Long-lasting insecticidal nets treated with permethrin plus pyriproxyfen are more effective in preventing clinical malaria compared with standard insecticidal nets.

Dengue Vaccine Presents Solutions and Backlash in Dengue-Endemic Regions

Dengue Vaccine Presents Solutions and Backlash in Dengue-Endemic Regions

The principles of "trolleyology" can be used to understand hesitancy among certain individuals to vaccinate against the Dengue virus.

Suboptimal Diagnostics Affect Management of Tickborne Diseases

Suboptimal Diagnostics Affect Management of Tickborne Diseases

Diagnostic and surveillance limitations and lack of treatment options, vaccines hamper efforts.

CDC Advises That Benznidazole Now Only Available Through Drug Company

CDC Advises That Benznidazole Now Only Available Through Drug Company

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.

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