On a hyperconnected planet rife with hyperinfectious diseases, experts warn we aren’t ready to keep America–and the world–safe from the next pandemic Across China, the virus that could spark the next pandemic is already circulating. It’s a bird flu called H7N9, and true to its name, it mostly infects poultry. Lately, however, it’s started jumping
What do Demodex hair mites look like? What Do Demodex Hair Mites Look Like you ask? Well, because they are invisible to the eye, unless aided by a microscope many people are curious what is actually going on with hair mites and how they look. The adult Demodex mites usually are around 0.3 mm in length.
MAUI, HI (KHON) — Eight possible cases of rat lungworm disease have been reported in Hawaii and health department officials worry that number could rise. There are four confirmed cases of rat lungworm disease on Maui. Two people who got sick live on Maui and two others were visitors to the state, but that tally
A 23-year-old woman presented with a 1-month history of headache, vomiting, recurrent episodes of syncope, weight gain, and leg pain. A physical examination revealed several subcutaneous nodules on the patient’s face and trunk. Exophthalmos, fundal hemorrhage, neck rigidity, and a hypertrophic appearance of the thigh and calf muscles were also noted.
A 48-year-old man presented with a 2-month history of abdominal discomfort and lethargy. Physical examination revealed pallor, and results from laboratory studies showed mild anemia (hemoglobin level, 9.2 g per deciliter [normal, 12 to 15 g per deciliter]). Colonoscopy revealed a proglottid from a tapeworm in the rectosigmoid colon, and gastroduodenoscopy identified its location in the proximal duodenum, extending distally (Video 1).
March 9, 2017 Plasmodium falciparum has developed resistance to artemisinin in many countries in Southeast Asia.1,2 Artemisinin combination therapy is the first-line treatment for malaria in the majority of countries in which the disease is endemic, and its efficacy is particularly important in Africa, where malaria is the most widespread.3 We report here an
Background Babesiosis is a tickborne zoonotic disease that is caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus babesia. In the northeastern and upper midwestern regions of the United States, where Babesia microti is endemic, the incidence of babesiosis has increased dramatically in the past 10 years, particularly in New England.1,2 The severity of babesiosis varies from
A 46-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 10-day history of pain and swelling in her right arm. She had recently returned to the United Kingdom from the Ivory Coast. Examination revealed distinct areas of ulceration with surrounding erythema distal to her right elbow.
B cells are increasingly recognized as a therapeutic target in autoimmune diseases. B-cell–depleting therapy with the use of rituximab, a monoclonal antibody to CD20, is approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody–associated vasculitis and is frequently used off-label to treat lupus nephritis.1 The rationale for targeting B cells in multiple sclerosis has remained controversial, particularly because major animal models of the disease do not involve B cells.2
Inside Impact: All for Mothers From Emmy-Award winning director Danielle Levitt comes Inside Impact: All for Mothers. This virtual reality film, brought to you by Merck for Mothers, journeys to Uganda to follow the heroic midwives who are working to make maternal mortality a thing of the past.