INFECTIONS

Mar
2000
Vol. 19. No. 1

Introduction

SEVERAL DECADES AGO, infections diseases appeared to be conquered. An aggressive global vaccination program had eradicated smallpox, and measles was slated for global eradication. However, many new pathogens have become prominent during the past few decades, and now and in the future dermatologists will need to update continually their knowledge of cutaneous infections as the host, the pathogens, and antimicrobial therapies evolve.

Infections, Introduction

Richard Allen Johnson, MD

SEVERAL DECADES AGO, infections diseases appeared to be conquered. An aggressive global vaccination program had eradicated smallpox, and measles was slated for global eradication. However, many new pathogens have become prominent during the past few decades, and now and in the future dermatologists will need to update continually their knowledge of cutaneous infections as the host, the pathogens, and antimicrobial therapies evolve.

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Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Dermatology

J V Hirschmann

THE TERM “prophylaxis” has been applied to several different circumstances, depending on whether the organism is exogenous or part of the normal resident flora and whether the antimicrobial agent is given before or after the microbe has reached the target tissues

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Lyme Borreliosis

John W Melski

LYME BORRELIOSIS is a tick-borne, multistage, and multisystem disease caused by motile, slow-growing spirochetes of the genus Borrelia collectively known as B burgdo)feri sensulato.

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