Global Toxicology

Aug 20, 2021 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Global Toxicology

General Principles Within developed countries, regulatory and engineering controls have largely limited the population’s exposure to many fatal pesticides and industrial toxins; however, worldwide, poisoning accounts for substantial morbidity and…

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Bites and Stings

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Bites Reptiles A. Snakes 1. Overview: Snake venom often has both hemotoxic and neurotoxic properties, but one usually predominates over another according to the species. Of all snakebites, 25% to…

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Diseases Characterized by Genital, Anal, orPerianal Ulcers 1. General Management a. Genital herpes, syphilis, and chancroid have been associated with an increased risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition and…

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Global Infectious Diseases: Four Steps Toward a Differential Diagnosis

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Symptoms and Signs Fever 1. Etiologies to think about a. Malaria, visceral leishmaniasis, African trypanosomiasis, Chagas’ disease, relapsing fever, rickettsial infections, arboviral diseases (e.g., dengue fever), rabies, typhoid/paratyphoid, leptospirosis, tuberculosis,…

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Laboratory Techniques and Procedures

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Introduction Although most routine microbiology diagnostic laboratories process specimens for the diagnosis of parasitic infections, there are no best practice guidelines either for processing or for referral to specialist centers….

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