Infection

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Introduction

Epidemiology

  • mortality from infectious diseases declined in the U.S. from 1980-2014, but variations in counties exist [5]
  • counties in the Southeastern & Western U.S. with highest mortality due to infectious disease
  • factors such as poverty, housing, education, stigma, racism may contribute [5]

History

  • travel
  • eastern USA
  • southwestern USA
  • midwestern USA
  • international travel
  • exposure to animals
  • turtles & iguanas
  • food ingestion
  • whirlpools/hot tubs
  • gardening & peat moss exposure
  • hunting
  • sexual promiscuity

Management

Notes

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References

  1. Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program (MKSAP) 11, 16. American College of Physicians, Philadelphia 1998, 2012
  2. Baron EJ et al A Guide to Utilization of the Microbiology Laboratory for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: 2013 Recommendations by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Clin Infect Dis. July 10, 2013 <PubMed> PMID: [1] <Internet> [2]
  3. Office of Science and Technology Assessment. Oct. 17, 2014 Doing Diligence to Assess the Risks and Benefits of Life Sciences Gain-of-Function Research. [3]
  4. Choosing Wisely. Feb 23, 2015 Infectious Diseases Society of America Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question [4]
  5. El Bcheraoui C, Mokdad AH, Dwyer-Lindgren L et al. Trends and patterns of differences in infectious disease mortality among US counties, 1980-2014. JAMA 2018 Mar 27; 319:1248-1260 PMID: [5]
    - Shuman EK, Malani PN. Infectious diseases mortality in the United States: Ongoing investment needed for continued progress. JAMA 2018 Mar 27; 319:1205-1206 PMID: [6]
  6. Infectious Diseases (General): NIH Institute and Center Resources [7]
  7. Infections [8]

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