Thursday, October 20, 2005

CLM

Has anyone made the diagnosis of Cutaneous Larval Migrans around here?
My case isnt clear cut because the patient didnt have the pathognomonic itching, but it looks like creeping eruptions and he had an elevated eosinophil count.
If anyone is curious to see the pics, let me know.

posted by Sam the Blogger @ 10/20/2005 09:36:00 PM   3 comments

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Grand Rounds Volume 2, no. 4 is now up

Grand Rounds Volume 2, Number 4 is now up at Diabetes Mine.

posted by Clay @ 10/18/2005 08:32:00 AM   1 comments

Friday, October 14, 2005

Photoquiz: Rash in a Toddler


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This photoquiz is only for non members of the CC to answer because most of them already know of my boy's recent malady. He is one year old and was unusually cranky and needy for about 2 days, then was noted to have felt hot at different times by his mother and I on the same day, but his temperature was not measured. He continued to be uncharacteristically pissy for another two days, but without anymore signs of fever, before finally developing this rash, which was when all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. If you have an infant or toddler, know this one. It could help you avoid giving your child antibiotics unnecessarily, and subsequently branding your child as "allergic" to amoxicillin (or whatever antiobiotic your doctor gives when he/she doesn't have a good diagnosis and you don't want to leave the office emptyhanded).

UPDATE: The answer is in the comments, it is kind of long and preachy. alternative points of view are welcome.

posted by Clay @ 10/14/2005 09:32:00 PM   30 comments

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Oral ZYVOX® shows cost savings for outpatient treatment of skin, other infections vs. vancomycin

SAN FRANCISCO, October 7, 2005 – Oral ZYVOX® (linezolid) was associated with significant savings to the health care system – an average of $4,630 per patient – compared to vancomycin when used in an outpatient setting for people with certain infections, according to data to be presented today at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) annual meeting. In the study, patients taking oral ZYVOX had fewer physician office visits, emergency room visits, hospitalizations, lab tests and other health care services, as well as lower total costs, compared to patients taking vancomycin......Read more from Eureka Alert

posted by Clay @ 10/08/2005 07:16:00 AM   0 comments

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