Rapidly fatal infections.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008 May;26(2):259-79, vii
Authors: Hans D, Kelly E, Wilhelmson K, Katz ED
Emergency physicians are trained to separate "sick" from "not sick" patients during their training. Nevertheless, every emergency physician will face situations in which early intervention is critical to their patient's outcome. Infectious diseases are responsible for many of these potentially poor outcomes. This article discusses early identification and treatment for several rapidly fatal infections, including two newly identified travel-related illnesses.
PMID: 18406975 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]