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Infectious diseases and emergencies 

Infectious diseases and emergencies
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Infectious diseases and emergencies
Author(s):

Dr Nicholas Price

and Dr John L Klein

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199565979.003.0006
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date: 30 May 2020

Chapter 6 covers infectious diseases and emergencies, including clinical features, history, and examination, the febrile patient with skin lesions or rash, hospital-acquired (nosocomial), infections, classic viral exanthems and mumps, ‘mononucleosis’ syndromes, fungal infections, fever in the returning traveller, fever of unknown origin (FUO), principles and practice of antibiotic use, public health aspects of infectious disease, malaria, meningococcal disease, infections in pregnancy, vascular access device-associated infection, and toxic shock syndrome.

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