Infectious disease emergencies.
Med Clin North Am. 2008 Mar;92(2):427-41, x
Authors: Nicolasora N, Kaul DR
This article reviews principles of recognition and management of a selection of commonly encountered infectious disease emergencies, including sepsis, necrotizing soft tissue infections, acute meningitis, and the emerging issue of severe Clostridium difficile colitis. Less common but potentially deadly environmentally acquired or zoonotic pathogens are discussed, as are special patient populations, including the febrile returning traveler and the asplenic patient.
PMID: 18298987 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]