If you are considering a diagnosis of CRBSI, how many lumens should be cultured? William R. Jarvis, MD, comments on new research.
Staphylococci ("staph") are common bacteria found on the skin. Staphylococcus aureus is the variety that can cause severe skin infections. According to DermNet NZ, up to 40 percent of people are carriers of staph, often in the nose or in the skin under the arms or breasts, resulting in recurrent st
Although data on A. schaalii infection in the pediatric population is limited, it is an emerging pathogen for children.
It's intuitive to think that a mosquito can spread blood-borne viruses, like hepatitis, when they bite someone infected and then move on to someone else. However, this doesn't happen because the biology of how they bite prevents it. Fortunately for everyone, viral hepatitis isn't spre
The control of gonorrhoea is failing at the global level. We are in desperate need of novel antimicrobial agents and a gonococcal vaccine.
Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the United States.
Case reports of NCC are increasing among refugees resettled to the United States. What signs and symptoms should a clinician look for?
Although there was a regional decline in influenza A(H1N1) virus infections during 2013-14, severity has increased since the 2009 pandemic.
Definition and CausesRabies is defined as a viral infection that is spread by animals. The virus is often deadly and is spread by animal saliva that enters through broken skin or a bite from the animal. Once the virus is in the blood stream, it travels from the bite or wound to the brain...
Recent advances in our understanding of genital herpes may help guide new strategies for disease prevention and control.
Nail clippers, scissors and other nail implements must all be clean before use.manicure tools image by Mikhail Olykainen from Fotolia.comSharing personal hygiene equipment should be avoided whenever possible and this includes nail clippers. It may seem harmless, but there are several...
Despite a well-run TB control program, drug-resistant TB emerged at a South African gold mine, highlighting the need for improved TB control measures.
Hepatitis C is a major cause of liver disease for almost 170 million people in the world and almost 4 million in the United States. The disease can be relatively simple for some, but for most it leads to a chronic condition of cirrhosis and other complications.
Alcohol-based hand rub dispensers have increased hand hygiene compliance for healthcare workers. Does the location of the dispenser make a difference?
These findings expand the risk for human infection to areas of Kentucky, Georgia, and South Carolina.
This study examines the prevalence, risk factors, and impact of CDI among pneumonia and UTI hospitalizations.
What is a Yeast Infection?A yeast infection, also known as candida, is an infection of the mouth, vagina or skin that causes rapid yeast production. A yeast infection in the vagina can also be known as vaginitis, a yeast infection in the mouth is also called thrush, and a yeast infection...
In this case report a patient presents with a facial skin and soft tissue infection following multiple cosmetic procedures. Mycobacterium wolinskyi is the culprit.
Bacterial infections constantly threaten the human body, but luckily our immune systems can handle a variety of invaders. Those with weak or untested immune systems, however, are vulnerable to infection by a bacterial species known as Strep B.
Candida is the common name given to up to 150 yeasts that naturally occur in the body. In proper numbers, candida is harmless. But sometimes when an excess of candida growth occurs, it can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including itchy skin.