INFECTIOUS DISEASE

May 19, 2017

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Pertussis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, especially for children aged <2 years, but may also pose a serious medical illness for preteens, teens, and adults.

May 19, 2017

Revisiting Vaccines and Autism

Pharmacists can convey the lack of hard evidence concerning a purported autism and vaccine link.
May 19, 2017

Diagnosing and Treating Mononucleosis

Mono most commonly affects those between the ages of 15 to 24 years in the developed world, while in the developing world, people are more often infected in childhood.

April 21, 2017

Erythromycin 1% Topical Gel

The patient should be counseled that the viscosity of this preparation is temperature dependent.

April 21, 2017

Antiviral Therapy in Patients With Influenza

Nonpharmacologic management and neuraminidase inhibitors are recommended either to prevent transmission or to treat the infection.
April 21, 2017

Comparative Characteristics of Hepatitis A, B, and C

In 2014, hepatitis C caused more deaths than type A or type B and had the highest mortality rate.
April 21, 2017

Nonoccupational Postexposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) for HIV

The CDC recently released updated guidelines for the use of antiretroviral postexposure prophylaxis after sexual contact, injection drug use, and other nonoccupational exposures to HIV.

April 21, 2017

Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infection: Disease Overview and Updated Treatment Strategies

Necrotizing soft-tissue infections are a type of serious bacterial infection requiring rapid recognition and intervention in combination with timely antibiotic treatment.