By Sharon Adler, MD, MPH, Author at Clinical Advisor

By Sharon Adler, MD, MPH

All articles by By Sharon Adler, MD, MPH

Is this more than just a yeast infection?

Two lesions on the patient’s labia arouse suspicion of a second problem. An STD expert tracks down a diagnosis other clinicians might miss. This is the third of a three-part series on sexually transmitted infections. The previous installments appeared in the May and June issues. A 32-year-old woman presents with complaints of vaginal discharge, discomfort,…

The importance of routine STD screening

Just three months after having a normal physical examination, a young woman complains of lower-abdominal pain. What did her clinician miss? This is the second of a three-part series on sexually transmitted diseases. Part 3 will appear in the July issue. A 19-year-old woman requests a physical exam required for her application as a camp…

Is it herpes, syphilis, or something else?

Genital ulcers could be one of many sexually transmitted diseases or an infection that is not transmitted by sex. An expert walks you through a case. This is the first of a three-part series on sexually transmitted diseases. Part 2 will appear in the June issue. A 30-year-old man presents with mildly painful sores that…

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