Rapid Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

Richard L. Oehler, MD
Friday, February 14, 2014
Category: Bacterial Infections, Central Nervous System Infections, Diagnostics, GI Infections, Hospital Infections, Pulmonary Infections

Dr. Richard Oehler provides an update on rapid diagnostic techniques for infectious diseases in a clinical vignette format. He discusses important signs, symptoms, and key rapid laboratory tests that can help a clinician make a rapid diagnosis and start treatment early in the disease. He also lists common pathogens and treatment strategies for each illness. He covers community acquired pneumonia, C. difficile, endocarditis, acute meningitis, necrotizing fasciitis and more!

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