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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.

Allogeneic BK Virus?Specific T Cells for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
31/12/69 - Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare demyelinating infection of the central nervous system caused by reactivation of the JC polyomavirus that occurs in the context of defective cellular immunity. Common underlying conditions that are associated with JC virus infection include…

Prediction of Susceptibility to First-Line Tuberculosis Drugs by DNA Sequencing
31/12/69 - Mycobacterium tuberculosis killed more people than any other pathogen in 2016, a year in which there were estimated to be more than 10 million active cases and 1.7 million patients who died from tuberculosis. In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) set a target to "END TB" by 2035,…

The Coming of Age of Drug-Susceptibility Testing for Tuberculosis
31/12/69 - Tuberculosis is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide, claiming 1.6 million lives annually. Antimicrobial resistance is undermining efforts to curb the global tuberculosis epidemic: among the 10.6 million cases of tuberculosis that occurred in 2016, less than a quarter of the estimated…

Being PrEPared ? Preexposure Prophylaxis and HIV Disparities
31/12/69 - If current trends persist, one in six U.S. men who have sex with men will be infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This prediction highlights the long road ahead if we are to end the spread of HIV in…

A Candida auris Outbreak and Its Control in an Intensive Care Setting
31/12/69 - Candida auris is an emerging, multidrug-resistant pathogen that has recently been associated with outbreaks worldwide, often in intensive care units (ICUs). It was described in 2009 after isolation from the ear canal of a Japanese patient and was reported as a cause of bloodstream infection in…

Fatal Encephalitis Associated with Borna Disease Virus 1
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Viral encephalitis developed in a previously healthy 25-year-old man, and he died 1 month after the onset of symptoms. He was an engineering student and lived in Central Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, with his family and two dogs and two cats. He often spent time outdoors, but he had…

Fatal Encephalitic Borna Disease Virus 1 in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1; species Mammalian 1 orthobornavirus) causes progressive meningoencephalitis, mainly in horses and sheep. Evidence of BoDV-1 infection in humans is limited. However, after the identification of a bornavirus transmitted by exotic pet squirrels ? the…

A Tricky Diagnosis
31/12/69 - Foreword. In this Journal feature, information about a real patient is presented in stages (boldface type) to an expert clinician, who responds to the information by sharing relevant background and reasoning with the reader (regular type). The authors? commentary follows. Stage. A 70-year-old man…

New Tools in the Ebola Arsenal
31/12/69 - Human Ebola virus disease can be caused by four viruses: Sudan virus, Tai Forest virus, Bundibugyo virus, and Ebola virus (EBOV, species Zaire ebolavirus). The 2014 outbreak of EBOV in West Africa was the worst ever, with more than 28,000 cases and more than 11,000 deaths in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra…

New Promise for Vaccines against Tuberculosis
31/12/69 - Tuberculosis has now exceeded infection with the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and malaria as the world?s largest cause of death from an infectious disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 10.4 million new cases and 1.7…

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