Differentiating among mosquito-borne forms of uveitis
Differentiating among mosquito-borne forms of uveitisClinicians should recognize the symptoms of West Nile virus, Dengue fever, and Chikungunya that are spread by mosquitos and can have ocular manifestations.
Why humans are making epidemics worseNearly every year there seems to be some new epidemic that crops up, creating healthcare crises and worldwide panic. Robert Kalayjian, MD, director of infectious diseases at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, says these epidemics are becoming more common, and he explained the implications for public health during a session at SECO 2016.
Zika virus, Chikungunya, Syphilis infections increase in newbornsMosquito-born virus, Zika, is expected to find its way to the United States. The result of infection can be devastating for pregnant women. Other viral infections being seen more commonly in infants are Chikungunya and syphilis. Learn more
Chikungunya and Coxsackievirus A6Thanks to international travel and the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries chikungunya, the disease has spread extremely rapidly throughout the Caribbean and southern United States. Dermatologists should make themselves aware of skin signs and symptoms.
Secondary infections in ADDifferential diagnosis is challenging in cases of secondary infections, including secondarily infected eczema in all its permutations.