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Infectious Diseases

Articles on Infectious Diseases:

Brain Infections

There are many organisms, viruses, fungi and parasites which can cause infection in the brain and spinal cord.  Some of the most commonly seen brain infections include: Meningitis- is an inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord.  It can be caused by a virus or by bacteria.  Bacterial meningitis is a very Read more

Childhood Ear Infections and Language Development

James W. Lucarini, MD FACS Introduction The middle ear is an air space behind the ear drum that houses the three ear bones-the “hammer” or malleus, the “anvil” or incus, and the “stirrup” or stapes (see figure 1). When sound travels down the ear canal it vibrates the eardrum and sets in motion the connected Read more

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Samuel E. Greenberg, M.D. Image yourself as a physician, having a patient who is quite ill from an overwhelming infection or major trauma or cancer, or even a premature separation of the placenta in pregnancy, and the patient suddenly shows signs of multiple Blood Clots developing in many different areas of the body. They may Read more

Staphylococcus Infections

Samuel E. Greenberg, M.D. METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS VANCOMYCIN RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCUS SUMMARY: Staphylococci and Streptococci are normal flora of the skin, intestinal and female genital tract. Ordinarily, they do not cause infections. They may be carried for months in the nose and on the skin. However, under certain circumstances, where the skin is broken or Read more