Pearls from Dr. Frank Lowy

A man presenting with fever and abdominal pain, found to have hypervirulent (mucoviscous) Klebsiella liver abscess


  • Strongyloides auto-infection and hyperinfection:

    Posted 06/27/16 12:57:05 PM by Matthew Cummings

  • Association between leukocytosis, bandemia, toxic granulations and bacteremia

    Posted 06/27/16 02:31:09 PM by Matthew Cummings

  • Diagnosis of liver abscesses

    Posted 06/27/16 02:31:25 PM by Matthew Cummings

  • Klebsiella invasive liver abscess syndrome

    Posted 06/27/16 02:31:41 PM by Matthew Cummings

  • For further reading...

    Strongyloides hyperinfection: review
    Invasive Klebsiella pneumoniae Syndrome in North America
    Primary Liver Abscess Due to Klebsiella pneumoniae in Taiwan
    Diagnostic Value of ANC, Band Count and Morphologic Changes of Neutrophils in Predicting Bacterial Infections

    Posted 06/27/16 03:42:13 PM by Matthew Cummings

  • 56 yo M returning from visit to Ghana with fatigue and myalgias found to have malaria


  • For returning traveler, must think about:

    Posted 08/31/16 10:18:24 AM by Anna Krigel

  • Vaccinations required for travel to Ghana:

    Posted 08/31/16 10:22:19 AM by Anna Krigel

  • Diagnosis of malaria:

    Posted 08/31/16 10:32:36 AM by Anna Krigel

  • Malaria prophylaxis in P. falciparum-resistant areas:

    Posted 08/31/16 11:02:01 AM by Anna Krigel

  • For further reading...

    Guidelines for treatment of malaria in the United States (CDC)

    Posted 08/31/16 11:04:36 AM by Anna Krigel

  • 65 y/o M ESRD who p/w fevers and MRSA bacteremia with cervical osteo and infected AVF


  • Staphylococci Aureus

    Posted 03/29/17 10:13:53 PM by Ying Liu

  • Management Pearls

    Posted 03/29/17 10:19:11 PM by Ying Liu

  • For further reading...

    From our very own Dr. Lowy 

    Posted 03/29/17 10:19:54 PM by Ying Liu

  • 37yo man with intermittent fevers found to have rheumatic fever


    21yo M with IVDU p/w fevers and malaise


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