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The discipline of infectious diseases is among the broadest and most integrative of the internal medicine subspecialties. Clinicians in this field must possess not only a detailed knowledge of microbiology but also an ability to recognize the clinical manifestations of an ever-growing number of infectious disorders and to integrate this information with radiographic, histologic, and culture data. A characteristic rash, proper interpretation of a Gram stain, or subtle changes on a chest roentgenogram may provide important clues in arriving at an accurate diagnosis. Thus, visual recognition of clinical, pathologic, and roentgenographic manifestations of infectious diseases is of paramount importance to
Infectious Diseases: Text and Color Atlas. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:1071. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-12-1071_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(12):1071.
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