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Infectious Diseases : Health & Medical
Most infections caused by staph, a bacteria-based germ commonly located on the skin and nose, remain relatively harmless. However severe staph infections can lead to serious complications and, in some instances, possibly death.
Do TB test results correlate with differences in the clinical presentation of active TB?
Learn how NICUs screen for MRSA, how screening is done, and what steps are taken next. William R. Jarvis, MD, comments on a new study.
It is not difficult to ship a stool sample, but there are very specific requirements associated with doing so. If you don't follow these requirements precisely, the receiver of the sample may not be able to use it. To ensure that you only have to produce and ship a stool sample once, follow these st
ISAAR 2005: In this report based on his plenary lecture, Robert Daum, MD, describes recent data concerning community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Alveolar hydatid disease (AHD) in humans is caused by infection with the proliferative larval stage of the small fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis.
In the past five years, what have we learned from the International Health Regulations and where do we go from here?
What interventions optimize VAP prevention in the ICU?
There are a number of infections that people can get from yeast. These infections can be both internal and external. Yeast problems often stem from an overgrowth of candida, a yeast-like fungus that naturally lives in the digestive tract, colon and even on the skin. Sometimes, the overuse of antibi
Sweaty feet, or hyperhidrosis, is an embarrassing condition that can cause the soles of the feet and the area around the toes to perspire at an abnormally high rate. The soles of the feet have hyperactive sweat glands, which can cause an increased odor. This condition can lead to more serious fungal