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Pneumocystis prophylaxis may be unnecessary in autoimmune blistering diseases

September 11, 2017

One patient in a large cohort of individuals with autoimmune blistering diseases developed pneumocystis pneumonia, suggesting that routine prophylaxis of this condition may not be warranted in this patient population, according to recent findings.

The aim of the retrospective analysis was to shed further light on prophylaxis of pneumocystis pneumonia in immunocompromised patients who do not have HIV. Researchers investigated the incidence of this condition in a cohort of 801 patients with autoimmune blistering diseases who were receiving no prophylactic therapy.

Harvey flood victims could face ‘unusual’ infectious disease threats

August 30, 2017
Storm victims in Texas are at an increased risk for infection in the wake of catastrophic flooding caused by Harvey, which may bring them into contact with pathogens…

Shingles vaccine prior to biologic therapy initiation passes phase 2 trial for patients with RA

August 28, 2017
Administration of the shingles vaccine prior to biologic therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis was safe and efficacious, according to a results of a phase 2…
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Voriconazole may increase squamous cell carcinoma risk in hematopoietic transplant setting

August 21, 2017
Voriconazole was associated with a statistically significant increase in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma risk in a cohort of individuals who underwent hematopoietic…
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HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals

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This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically, it meets the 1 hour HIV/AIDS…
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Antimicrobial resistance over 3 decades: Moving toward a post-antibiotic era

Infectious Disease News, July 2017
In November 2015, researchers from China reported the emergence of a gene conferring resistance to colistin, named…
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