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Update in Infectious Diseases

Bennett Lorber, MD
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From Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Requests for Single Reprints: Bennett Lorber, MD, Section of Infectious Diseases, Temple University Hospital, Broad and Ontario Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19140; e-mail, lorberb@tuhs.temple.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(12):974-980. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-137-12-200212170-00011
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A look at the medical literature from 2001 affirms that infectious diseases remains one of the most changeable and exciting areas of clinical practice. The papers I review in this Update cover terrorist threats to the public health, new approaches to some old problems, newly recognized disorders and novel treatments for infection, HIV infection, and infectious complications of treatment for other illnesses.

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*Sterile pyuria was defined as ≥ 10 leukocytes per high-power field. Reproduced from Gupta et al. Ann Intern Med. 2001;135:9-16.

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