Infectious disease is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and management of infectious disease, especially for complex cases and immunocompromised patients.

Category : Infectious disease

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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, an international team led by investigators in Oklahoma characterizes a locus in and around the OAS1 gene implicated in an autoimmune condition called Sjogren's syndrome, which involves altered exocrine system activity. By combining...

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How to Manage an NTM Infection

How to Manage an NTM Infection Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections occur when a person inhales the organism from their environment. Most people do not become ill from these bacteria, but in people of compromised health, an NTM infection...

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Health Matters: Preventing Chicken Pox

Cropped Photo: / MGN Prior to 1995, more than 10,000 patients a year were hospitalized for chicken pox. Doctors say that number has reduced by 90 percent thanks to a vaccine.Dr. Michelle Hoffman, a pediatric infectious disease phy...