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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
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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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