Archive for February, 2012

TB or Not TB: The Weirdness that is Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis

By Rebecca Kreston | February 29, 2012 7:00 pm

I like wild plot twists in my novels, remixes of my favorite songs and food with unexpected, exotic flavors. Needless to say, I also love hearing of cases where an infectious disease takes an unpredictable turn, appearing where it traditionally does not. And we have quite the curve-ball with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a microbe with itinerant tendencies that materializes in some surprising anatomical locales.

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Herpes Gladiatorum: Full Contact Infectious Diseases

By Rebecca Kreston | February 2, 2012 7:10 pm

In honor of one of the most lucrative American holidays happening this very weekend, I thought I’d explore sports and infectious diseases. Specifically, contact sports and skin infections! Since starting this blog, I’ve gathered that readers just love reading about transmissible skin infections, so what could be better than watching the Super Bowl and knowing just exactly what kind of diseases could possibly be smeared between the players of the Patriots and Giants?

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