Donald Kaye

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An in-depth discussion of the treatment and prevention of infectious disease.

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Polio eradication: A saga of Mother Nature, politics and anti-vaxxers

Infectious Disease News, February 2020
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Marjorie P. Pollack, MD
In 1983, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held a major conference reviewing the situation with poliomyelitis in the Americas. The…
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Triple E: A severe zoonotic disease

Infectious Disease News, January 2020
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Thomas M. Yuill, PhD
Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, is a serious disease of horses and, rarely, humans. However, there was an unusual and dramatic increase in human…
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Antibiotic dogma, dictums and myths: Do we still hold these ‘truths’ to be self-evident?

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
Larry M. Bush, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
In the current era of medicine, the creation of practice guidelines and the care we provide to our patients are based on a combination of data…
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Leptospirosis: A challenging diagnosis

Infectious Disease News, November 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection produced by spirochetes in the genus Leptospira. Leptospira are aerobic but are difficult to cultivate and…
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B. microti: Looks like malaria, smells like malaria, but isn’t malaria

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Babesiosis in humans is a tick-borne infection. In the United States, babesiosis is usually caused by the protozoan Babesia microti, an obligate…
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Nipah virus: Going from bat to worse

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Thomas M. Yuill, PhD
Nipah virus (NiV), an RNA virus, and Nipah virus infection (NiVI) are relatively recently discovered entities. NiVI is a particularly lethal…
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Herpes zoster: A potentially dangerous but preventable disease

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Muneerah Aleissa, PharmD; Brandon Dionne, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, BCIDP, AAHIVP; Kenneth M. Kaye, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Herpes zoster (HZ) continues to be a relevant public health issue because of its prevalence and potential complications. It is estimated that one out…
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The midget piranha: N. fowleri

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis, or PAM, caused by Naegleria fowleri is a rare disease, fortunately. However, it will undoubtedly increase in…
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ID laboratory stewardship: A concept in need of implementation

Infectious Disease News, June 2019
Larry M. Bush, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Today we have access to a multitude of new and novel medications, biologic agents, medical devices, imaging modalities, and surgical and nonsurgical…
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Monkeypox, a close relative of smallpox, is still with us

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
Thomas M. Yuill, PhD; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Although smallpox has been eradicated, monkeypox has not. Monkeypox, which can easily be confused clinically with smallpox, should it ever reappear…