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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Infectious Disease
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.

Monoclonal Antibodies for Emerging Infectious Diseases ? Borrowing from History
31/12/69 - Although antibodies play pivotal roles in the immune response to infection, they have seen limited use as therapeutic agents for infectious diseases. Yet there is a long history of plasma-derived treatments for several pathogens. Emil Adolf von Behring, for example, won the Nobel Prize in…

Evaluation of Intussusception after Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccination in Africa
31/12/69 - Intussusception is a rare event that occurs when one segment of the bowel telescopes into another, which results in obstruction. A previously licensed rotavirus vaccine (RotaShield, Wyeth-Lederle Laboratories) was found to be associated with intussusception after its introduction in the routine…

Zika Virus Shedding in Semen of Symptomatic Infected Men
31/12/69 - Zika virus (ZIKV) is a single-stranded RNA virus that is transmitted by aedes mosquitoes. The illness in humans is generally mild. Nevertheless, infection has been linked to congenital microcephaly and other adverse pregnancy outcomes and to the Guillain?Barré syndrome. Originally discovered in…

The Blind Men and the Elephant ? Aligning Efforts in Global Health
31/12/69 - After decades of increased funding and progress toward major goals in global health, we are entering a crucial time marked by, among other challenges, the recurring threat of pandemics, the global rise of noncommunicable diseases, and potentially catastrophic aid cuts by the Trump administration.…

Virus in Semen and the Risk of Sexual Transmission
31/12/69 - Sexual contact is the primary route of human transmission for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Traditional STIs are caused by a variety of pathogens, and classic examples of STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and genital herpes. Recently,…

Probable Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus Infection in a Pregnant Woman
31/12/69 - To the Editor: A previously healthy 25-year-old pregnant woman who was living temporarily in Martinique, a French Caribbean island, with her 34-year-old husband returned to mainland France at 13 weeks of gestation on May 11, 2016. The following week, fever and a rash developed in her husband. Zika…

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in an Adult
31/12/69 - A 36-year-old man presented to the dermatology clinic with a 5-day history of blisters on his palms (Panel A) and soles (Panel B) and ulcerations on his tongue (Panel C). He also reported fevers, malaise, and a sore throat. One week before his illness began, his 2- and 4-year-old children had had…

Case 10-2018: An 84-Year-Old Man with Painless Unilateral Testicular Swelling
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Michael S. Abers (Medicine): An 84-year-old man was evaluated at this hospital because of painless right testicular swelling. The patient had been in his usual state of health until 6 weeks before this evaluation, when he noted while showering that the right testicle was…

Hepatitis C in Injection-Drug Users ? A Hidden Danger of the Opioid Epidemic
31/12/69 - Much has been written about the escalating crisis of opioid-overdose deaths in the United States and its mounting social and economic costs. Although political and public health leaders have begun to confront this urgent problem, hidden beneath it lies another danger: the increasing spread of…

Influenza Vaccination during Pregnancy and Protection against Pertussis
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Data from epidemiologic studies and challenge experiments in animal models have shown that infection with the influenza virus can enhance susceptibility to infection by bacteria such as streptococcus, Haemophilus influenzae, and Staphylococcus aureus. However, the relationship…

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