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The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Infectious Disease. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Tuberculous Pericarditis
01/01/70 - A 29-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 1-month history of worsening fatigue and weakness and a 2-week history of fever and dyspnea. She had emigrated from Angola 9 years before presentation. The temperature was 39.5°C, blood pressure 80/50 mm Hg, heart rate 135 beats per…

HIV Population Surveys ? Bringing Precision to the Global Response
01/01/70 - The past two decades have seen extraordinary advances in our understanding of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The global scale-up of access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for people living with HIV is perhaps the greatest of these advances. As of the end of 2017, more than 20 million of the…

Case 14-2018: A 68-Year-Old Woman with a Rash, Hyponatremia, and Uveitis
01/01/70 - Presentation of Case. Dr. AbdulRasheed A. Alabi (Medicine): A 68-year-old woman was admitted to this hospital during the winter because of a rash, hyponatremia, and anterior uveitis. One month before admission, the patient traveled abroad. She spent a week in Sweden visiting family members,…

Moving On
01/01/70 - Everyone in my examining room is aging on schedule, patients and doctor alike. It?s quite a change from the scene a few decades ago, when all of us were young and the patients were dying, one HIV-fueled departure after another, each one surrounded by a little medical care to soothe the worst of it.…

Investigational Testing for Zika Virus among U.S. Blood Donors
01/01/70 - Zika virus (ZIKV), an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) of the genus flavivirus, was identified in a sentinel rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947 and was isolated from mosquitoes (Aedes africanus) in 1948. Outbreaks of ZIKV infection were observed in Yap Island, Federated States of…

Trypanosoma cruzi Reactivation in the Brain
01/01/70 - A 31-year-old man who had recently received a diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome presented to the emergency department with headache, confusion, and gait instability. He had immigrated to the United States from El Salvador 6 years…

Revisiting Blood Safety Practices Given Emerging Data about Zika Virus
01/01/70 - The rapid, pandemic spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) spurred an international public health emergency in 2015. Cases of ZIKV infection have now been reported in 85 countries or territories; in 72 of those locations, no such cases had been reported previously. The association of ZIKV with severe…

The Wrong Frame of Mind
01/01/70 - In this Journal feature, information about a real patient is presented in stages (boldface type) to an expert clinician, who responds to the information by sharing relevant background and reasoning with the reader (regular type). The authors? commentary follows. A 62-year-old woman with…

Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
01/01/70 - Trachoma-control programs have distributed more than 600 million doses of oral azithromycin in an effort to eliminate the ocular strains of chlamydia that cause the disease. Azithromycin has been effective against trachoma, although it has caused gastrointestinal side effects and selected for…

Birth Outcomes for Pregnant Women with HIV Using Tenofovir?Emtricitabine
01/01/70 - The use of three-drug antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy has reduced the risk of perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to less than 1%, becoming the standard of care in the United States and globally. Although U.S. and World Health Organization (WHO) perinatal…

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