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Infectious diseases 

Infectious diseases
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Infectious diseases
Author(s):

Punit S. Ramrakha

, Kevin P. Moore

, and Amir H. Sam

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198797425.003.0007
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date: 17 October 2019

This chapter explores infectious diseases in acute medicine, including diagnosis of fever in a traveller, malaria, tuberculosis, infections presenting with a fever and rash, primary varicella infection (chickenpox), herpes zoster (shingles), varicella infection control, meningococcal infection, enteric fever (typhoid), viral haemorrhagic fevers, rickettsial infections, Q fever, bites (human and non-human mammalian), infections in intravenous drug users, necrotizing fasciitis, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and bioterrorism.

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