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From the common cold to MRSA, you will find a range of helpful tips and information here.

Infection

Optic nerve dysfunction and neurosarcoidosis, orbital inflammatory syndrome, herpes simplex conjunctivitis, iritis caused by neurosyphilis, proptosis—a close look at ocular conditions and underlying causes.

Scaling erythema; Epstein-Barr virus infection; one blue, one brown iris . . . test yourself with this 5-question quiz.

It now seems probable that most people with HCV infection can be cured—even if they are co-infected with HIV. But the "cost" of cure is expensive. This author concludes that many new regimens are cost effective and should not be withheld or made difficult to obtain by insurance companies and other payors.

Digital abnormalities; oral candidiasis and HIV-infection; extra dose of MMR; penile rash . . . here: a range of topics to challenge you.

You may have patients with plans for far-flung summer travel. But have they planned for necessary vaccinations? See if you can advise the family in our travel quiz on appropriate prevention for all.

Hepatitis, measles, smallpox, polio, mumps, influenza, Fifth disease—a close look at the value of vaccination past, present, and future.

More than 1 in 7 of the 288 measles cases reported so far this year have led to hospitalization, according to a press release from the CDC. The respiratory disease is serious and highly contagious. Make sure you are familiar with the signs and symptoms. More, here.

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