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Amphotericin B superior to itraconazole for HIV-associated talaromycosis

Amphotericin B superior to itraconazole for HIV-associated talaromycosis

Treatment with amphotericin B was superior to itraconazole as an induction therapy for HIV-associated talaromycosis.

Postpartum antiretroviral therapy is beneficial in HIV-positive women

Continued antiretroviral therapy was found to be safe and beneficial in HIV-positive postpartum women with high CD4+ T cell counts.

Treatment for chronic Lyme disease linked to serious adverse effects

Clinicians and patients should be aware that treatments for chronic Lyme disease can carry serious risks.

Opinion

The Waiting Room

Conjunctivitis confusion: are we overtreating pink eye?

Identifying the type of conjunctivitis that a patient has is the key to identifying the most effective course of action.

Commentary

The flu shot remains a vital healthcare tool

Even if the flu shot "misses," as it did last year, it remains one of the best tools we have to help our patients live healthier lives.

Clinical Features

Case Study: Fever and low platelets

Case Study: Fever and low platelets

A 66-year-old woman with a history of sarcoidosis and hypertension presents to the emergency department for 4 days with right-sided abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, and mild diarrhea without blood.

The role of biofilms in chronic infections

The role of biofilms in chronic infections

Bacteria in contact with living tissues form layers that resist penetration by the immune system or antibiotics, but promising treatments abound.

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