J. Stephen Dumler, Author at Clinical Advisor

J. Stephen Dumler

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Rocky mountain spotted fever

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF)? What are the typical findings for this disease? Primary manifestations: Early diagnosis currently must be based on clinical grounds alone, and is critical to preclude adverse outcomes. The most common symptoms include fever (98%), any macular, maculopapular,…

Ehrlichiosis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has ehrlichiosis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Ehrlichioses are zoonotic acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses caused by rickettsia-like bacteria and transmitted to humans by ticks. While most infections are mild, children can have severe, even fatal outcomes. The term “ehrlichiosis” encompasses…

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