Stanford Shulman

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Baylisascaris procyonis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Baylisascariasis in humans is caused by infection with the raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis. This parasite causes severe or fatal encephalitis (neural larval migrans), most often in infants and young children. It usually manifests as an eosinophilic meningoencephalitis. Humans become infected by ingesting soil, woodchips, or other material contaminated…

Rheumatic fever

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Acute Rheumatic Fever? What are the typical findings for this disease? Acute Rheumatic Fever (RF) occurs as an abnormal immune response to a group A streptococcal infection that most commonly affects the joints, heart, brain, and skin. The most common symptoms of…

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