By Cedric W. Spak, MD, MPH

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Bugged: What was the cause of the itching?

A woman and her husband suffer a debilitating skin disease they believe their granddaughter brought home from day care. A 54-year-old woman presents as a new patient with complaints of skin infections during the past two years. She has no other significant past medical history. The woman and her husband had been healthy until their…

How worried should you be about XDR TB?

Your patients know about the man whose TB landed him in quarantine this spring. Are you up to speed on the latest developments surrounding TB? It’s not often that a single patient’s story appears on the front page of every newspaper in the country. But on May 29, 2007, the CDC reported that a U.S.…

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