July 1, 2011
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Last Doubts Resolved: Artesunate Is Superior to Quinine for the Treatment of Severe Falciparum MalariaDespite the recent gains achieved by multidisciplinary control programs, malaria still kills nearly 1 million people and causes almost 300 million symptomatic illnesses globally per year, with most of this burden borne by sub-Saharan Africa.
Due to heightened surveillance of acute febrile illness in China, a severe illness associated with thrombocytopenia and multi-system organ involvement was recognized beginning in 2009.
Coccidioidal infections are always unique the travel history often provides the right clue for the practitioner but first you have to think to ask the right question.
In this issue: Two new drugs for treatment of hepatitis C; NSAIDs and myocardial infarction risk; AIM-HIGH clinical trial stopped; and FDA actions.