Category Archives: Infectious Disease

Clinical evaluation of meningitis

An 18 year old female college freshman presents to the Emergency Department with fever for 8 hours, headache and diffuse myalgias.  Her maximium temperature has been 102.8° F (39.3 C) and she has vomited five times.  She is mildly tachycardic, … Continue reading

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Fever in unvaccinated children

An 11 month old male is brought into the ED by his mother with fever as high as 104.5° Fahrenheit (40.3 C) and vomiting for the last 12 hours.  He has made fewer-than-usual wet diapers today and has vomited after … Continue reading

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Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections

A 44 year old female presented to a community emergency department complaining of an abscess on her lateral right thigh that had been increasing in size for the last 2 days.  She reported having been kicked in that leg a … Continue reading

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Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the heart frequently resulting from viral infections and post-viral immune-mediated responses. The immune reaction in all forms of myocarditis causes structural and functional abnormalities in cardiomyocytes, which causes regional or global contractile impairment, chamber … Continue reading

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