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LAB & DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

LAB NotesGuide to LAB & DIAGNOSTIC TESTS LAB Notes F. A. Davis Company 1915 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 http://www.fadavis.com Copyright © 2005 by F. A. Davis Company All rights reserved. This book is protected by copyright. No part of it may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or […]

LYME DISEASE—A DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE

LYME DISEASE—A DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE Bibliography Lyme disease is a multisystem disease with protean manifestations. The illness was brought to attention in 1977 when it was thought that the “juvenile rheumatoid arthritis” of a group of children in Lyme, Connecticut, had an infectious cause. Subsequent studies identified Ixodes ticks as vectors of the disease, and in […]

INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS: DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA

INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS: DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA Bibliography The diagnosis of bacterial endocarditis has long been based on a constellation of history, physical examination findings, laboratory data, including blood cultures, and an assessment of the patient’s risk factors and underlying diseases. Many patients complain only of fever and fatigue and are found to have a new cardiac murmur. […]