Author | Larry I. Lutwick, MD

Articles

Viral Hepatitis: A Quiz

October 22, 2013

Here: 5 things (at least) you may not know about human viral hepatitis.

Hepatitis B Virus: 5 Things Primary Care Physicians Need to Know Now

March 22, 2012

Did you know: The hepatitis B virus is the only human virus that is routinely tested for by measuring a marker, or “footprint,” of the virus in the blood? Here, an explanation for this and 4 more things you need to know about HBV.

Foodborne Illnesses: 5 Things Primary Care Physicians Need to Know Now

March 20, 2012

Obtain an accurate food/water ingestion history; be suspicious of bacteria, protozoa, and environmental toxins; educate patients on good kitchen hygiene. Here, a few more essentials to keep in mind when you suspect a foodborne illness.

Ironic Exorcise

March 26, 2009

After drinking a cup of coffee in the lounge of St Gimmick Hospital, Dr Schmeckman accompanied one of his students, Mollie Jeanette, who was beginning her rotation through the hospital’s infectious diseases service, to the microbiology laboratory.