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Zika virus-related microcephaly may be associated with retinal, optic nerve damage

May 2, 2016

SEATTLE — Infants born with microcephaly caused by exposure to the Zika virus may be at risk for retinal and optic nerve damage, according to a speaker here.

“Ophthalmologists are well familiar with viral infections of the retina,” Lee M. Jampol, MD, said at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting. He cited cytomegalovirus, herpes zoster and herpes simplex as endemic viral infections with known ophthalmic consequences that bear some similarities to the Zika virus.

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Health officials announce first Zika-related death in Puerto Rico

May 2, 2016
A patient with Zika virus infection in Puerto Rico has died of complications related to severe thrombocytopenia, according to a recent MMWR. It is the first Zika…

Four multistate Salmonella outbreaks in US linked to small turtles

May 2, 2016
Four multistate Salmonella outbreaks in the United States have been linked to small turtles or their environments, according to WHO. Outbreak strains were detected in…

BLOG: Two cases of Diphyllobothrium latum infection in immunocompetent hosts

May 2, 2016
Joseph J. Yoo, MD, is currently an internal medicine resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He completed his undergraduate training at Bucknell University in…
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Hospital factors associated with increased LOS, costs for infants with bronchiolitis

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Location-teaching status and region were linked to an increased length of stay and cost for infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis, recent data…
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The Patient with HIV Infection

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The selection of the initial regimen is critical in that it is usually the longest duration regimen that a patient will…
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VIDEO: Affordable Care Act leads to questions about future of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

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The Patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood, as it is estimated that…
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