Susan Philip, Author at Cancer Therapy Advisor

Susan Philip

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Chlamydia trachomatis

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Chlamydia trachomatis(C. trachomatis)is a Gram-negative coccoid or rod-shaped bacteria that causes genitourinary tract and eye infections. What is the best treatment? Table I describes treatment for conditions caused by C. trachomatis. Drug resistance to azithromycin or doxycycline has not been described to date. How…

Cestodes (Tapeworm)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Parasite name and classification Cestodes, or tapeworms, include multiple species of flat worms that can reside in the human gastrointestinal tract. The species that most commonly cause human disease include Taenia saginatum, Taenia solium, Diphyllobothrium latum and Hymenolepis nana. What is the best treatment? Praziquantal is the treatment…

Genital mycoplasmas, Ureaplasma

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Multiple species of the genera Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma can infect the human genitourinary tract. These include M. hominis, M. genitaliumand U. urealyticum. What is the best treatment? Doxycycline is the treatment of choice for M. hominis and U. urealyticum.Duration and dose vary by site…

Brucellosis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has brucellosis? What should you expect to find? Brucellosis in humans is a zoonotic infection with a gram-negative intracellular bacillus of the genus Brucella. Brucella melitensis is the most common species causing human disease. The clinical presentation can range from asymptomatic infection to…

Parvovirus

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Human parvovirus B19 is a member of the Parvoviridae family and the genus Erythrovirus. Its only known host is humans, and it replicates in erythroid cells. What is the best treatment? Most infections are asymptomatic or only cause mild disease, so in the majority…

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