Stephen Gluckman

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever (and other tick-borne diseases)

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) and other tick-borne diseases There are many tick-borne diseases. However, the five that result in the most significant medical issues – either because of potential severity or relative frequency – are: RMSF, ehrlichia, anaplasma, babesia and Lyme disease (LD). All share the “flu-like” presentation of fever, headache, and myalgias. RMSF,…

Infections in Travelers (Malaria, Strongyloides)

1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know A clinically useful way to organize this topic is to consider separately infections with a short incubation period (patients present within a few weeks of return) and a long incubation period (patients who present beyond one month of returning from their trip).Though there are…

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