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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.

Effect of Dengue Serostatus on Dengue Vaccine Safety and Efficacy
31/12/69 - The first dengue vaccine ? the recombinant, live, attenuated, tetravalent dengue vaccine (CYD-TDV) ? was licensed on the basis of three efficacy trials in the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America. After an excess of hospitalizations for dengue among children who had been vaccinated at 2 to 5 years…

Trolleyology and the Dengue Vaccine Dilemma
31/12/69 - "Trolleyology" refers to a series of moral dilemmas that reveal the tensions between utilitarianism ? the idea that a behavior is moral if its consequences maximize public good ? and our individual intuitions about right and wrong. In a classic scenario, an observer is standing by a railway track…

A Lump in the Neck
31/12/69 - A 44-year-old man presented to his primary care physician in July with a large mass on the right side of his neck. He had had known infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for the past 20 years and was receiving antiretroviral therapy. His CD4+ T-cell count was 700 cells per cubic…

Vibrio vulnificus Infection
31/12/69 - A 71-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 2-day history of fever and excruciating pain in his left hand that had developed 12 hours after eating raw seafood. He had a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension and was undergoing hemodialysis for end-stage renal…

Tickborne Diseases ? Confronting a Growing Threat
31/12/69 - Every spring, public health officials prepare for an upsurge in vectorborne diseases. As mosquito-borne illnesses have notoriously surged in the Americas, the U.S. incidence of tickborne infections has risen insidiously, triggering heightened attention from clinicians and researchers. According to…

Neural-Tube Defects with Dolutegravir Treatment from the Time of Conception
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Since August 2014, the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership has conducted birth outcome surveillance at eight government hospitals throughout Botswana. A primary ongoing aim of the surveillance is to evaluate the prevalence of neural-tube defects associated with exposure to…

Protecting Mothers and Babies ? A Delicate Balancing Act
31/12/69 - More than 50 years ago, an epidemic of serious birth defects caused by prenatal exposure to thalidomide shattered the prevailing notion that the placenta served as a barrier against damaging influences and led to recognition that exposures during pregnancy can result in harm to a developing fetus.…

Cryptococcus neoformans Meningoencephalitis
31/12/69 - A 36-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of fever, headache, drowsiness, and photophobia. He was previously healthy and was sexually active with men. The physical examination was notable for a temperature of 38.3°C and neck stiffness. Computed tomography of the…

Procalcitonin-Guided Use of Antibiotics for Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
31/12/69 - The overuse of antibiotic agents is a public health problem associated with increased health care costs and antibiotic resistance. Overuse of antibiotics is common in infections of the lower respiratory tract, where bacterial and viral infections manifest similarly. Procalcitonin is a peptide with…

Oropharyngeal Tularemia from Freshly Pressed Grape Must
31/12/69 - To the Editor: In high-income countries, oropharyngeal tularemia is associated with hunting or eating infected game or drinking contaminated water. We describe a cluster of cases of oropharyngeal tularemia that appears to have been caused by the consumption of freshly pressed grape must by grape…

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