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The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Infectious Disease. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

A Test-and-Not-Treat Strategy for Onchocerciasis in Loa loa?Endemic Areas
31/12/69 - Mass drug administration with regimens containing ivermectin is the main strategy for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis. Although ivermectin is generally safe, the distribution of the drug has been associated with serious adverse events in central African countries. Since…

Cholera in Yemen ? An Old Foe Rearing Its Ugly Head
31/12/69 - Yemen, a country with a population of approximately 25 million located at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is now experiencing one of the largest cholera outbreaks in recent history. The outbreak, which began in late October 2016 and is reportedly due to Vibrio cholerae O1, serotype…

Shiga Toxin?Producing E. coli Infections Associated with Flour
31/12/69 - Flour has been a suspected outbreak vehicle for Shiga toxin?producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections since 2009, when a multistate outbreak of foodborne disease was linked to prepackaged cookie dough. However, flour was not definitively identified as the source of infection in that outbreak or…

Mass Administration of Ivermectin in Areas Where Loa loa Is Endemic
31/12/69 - The 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine was shared in part by the discoverers of ivermectin. Donated tablets of ivermectin have been distributed in Africa since 1988 through mass drug administration programs for onchocerciasis, or river blindness (caused by Onchocerca volvulus), and since 2000 for…

Molluscum Contagiosum in a Patient with Atopic Dermatitis
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Reduction of Loa loa Microfilaremia with Imatinib ? A Case Report
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Efforts to eradicate lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis ("river blindness") through mass drug administration have been hindered in Central Africa in areas where Loa loa is coendemic, because patients with very high levels of L. loa microfilariae in the blood are at risk for…

Case 34-2017: A 76-Year-Old Man with Fever, Weight Loss, and Weakness
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Benjamin R. Robbins (Psychiatry): A 76-year-old man was admitted to this hospital in the late summer because of weight loss, generalized weakness, and fever. The patient had been well until 3 weeks before admission, when he began to have decreased energy and poor appetite,…

The View from Puerto Rico ? Hurricane Maria and Its Aftermath
31/12/69 - Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20 and caused unprecedented damage affecting the island?s 3.4 million inhabitants (see Figure 1). Though no one in Puerto Rico was spared at least some impact, the poor and vulnerable were disproportionately affected. Loss of communication and…

Paving the Path toward Porcine Organs for Transplantation
31/12/69 - According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, more than 116,000 U.S. patients are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ and only 23,092 organs from 10,871 donors were transplanted during the first 8 months of 2017. About 25% of patients on the waiting list die before receiving…

HIV Infection Manifesting as Proximal White Onychomycosis
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