Alan Drabkin, MD

Alan Drabkin, MD, is a clinical editor for DynaMed, a database of comprehensive updated summaries ­covering more than 3,200 clinical topics, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Stat consult: Head lice

Stat consult: Head lice

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Approximately 6 to 12 million head lice cases are diagnosed in the United States per year, primarily affecting elementary school children.

Stat consult: Minor burns

Stat consult: Minor burns

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The most common causes of minor superficial burns are sunburns and minor thermal injuries.

Celiac disease

Celiac disease

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In celiac disease, the surface pattern of the jejunal mucosa becomes flattened.

Stat consult: Allergic rhinits

Stat consult: Allergic rhinits

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Allergic rhinitis is the twelfth most common diagnosis made at family physician visits.

Stat consult: Lyme disease

Stat consult: Lyme disease

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The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, is an obligate parasite and the most common tick-borne infection in North America and Europe.

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