Here: primary care problems as they relate to the mouth.
In HIV-HCV–Coinfected Patients, How to Avoid Hepatic Decompensation?
Patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV can develop rapidly progressive liver fibrosis.
Is There a Best Regimen for Initial Antiretroviral Therapy?
First of all, it is important to know what exactly is meant by “the best.”
Dark Mole—Dark Harbinger?
Would you worry about this asymptomatic lesion? What are the symptoms of achalasia? Test your clinical mettle against this week's 5 questions.
Chilblains (Pernio) is typically caused by an abnormal vascular response to non-freezing cold exposure.
Black Hairy Tongue Associated With Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
Black hairy tongue is benign and self-limited. It is caused by abnormal hypertrophy and elongation of filiform lingual papillae with associated discoloration.
Diabetes, Intussusception, Celiac Disease: Take the Weekly Quiz
Among the disorders in the spotlight this week: intussusception, Celiac disease, sickle cell disease. See how well you do.
Pearls From the Emergency Medical Literature
Here: tips from top articles culled from the emergency medical literature, with take-home lessons for primary care.
Mostly GI, with Pain and CAP for Good Measure
This week: 3 questions on GI disorders, 1 Pneumonia, and the link between the brain and pain. Can you answer all 5 questions?
Treatment-Resistant Annular Rash
Antifungal creams haven't made a dent in this intermittent rash. What is this lesion?
Strategies for Protecting and Treating Immunosuppressed Patients
Awareness of medical conditions and drugs that can suppress the immune system or cause other complications is key to providing safe and appropriate care for immunosuppressed patients. Details here.