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Time is a healer for mollusca | Dermatology | 10-2010
Mollusca are an almost universal issue for children at some stage. The poxvirus is everywhere, and it s transmitted by skin contact with a ripe molluscum. While mollusca are a ...

Swine flu silver lining? | Infectious Disease | 05-2010
These are very good points. To the best of my knowledge, we re awaiting clinical trials and licensing of such products to guide recommendations in Canada.

Sequelae of H1N1 | Infectious Disease | 04-2010
The long-term complications of H1N1 infection will largely be dictated by the severity of the acute disease and underlying co-morbidities. The majority of patients who have H1N1 infection will recover ...

Amantadine, poor cousin of the flu antivirals | Infectious Disease | 04-2010
Amantadine has been available for decades for treatment of influenza infection and if administered early less than 24-48 hours after symptom onset has a modest but significant effect in reducing ...

Making up for missed hep shots | Infectious Disease | 04-2009
The primary series for hepatitis A is usually 2 doses 6-12 months apart, for hep B it rsquo s usually doses at 0, 1, and 6-12 months, and for HPV ...

When to test hep B immunity | Infectious Disease | 02-2009
Not in most cases. Ninety-five percent or more of otherwise healthy individuals will demonstrate seroprotective levels of antibody if tested following a standard three-dose series with hepatitis B vaccine. Given ...

HZV shot for shingles and neuralgia? | Infectious Disease | 02-2009
The new zoster vaccine Zostavax is designed to boost immunity to the varicella-zoster virus and therefore reduce the risk and severity of reactivation of latent virus in those individuals who ...

Au revoir, herpes | Infectious Disease | 02-2009
While HSV-1 tends to cause orolabial infections and HSV-2 genital infections, this is frequently not the case and either subtype may cause infection at either of these sites. The clinical ...



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