Pet-Related Infections

Notes from American Family Physician, Nov 15, 2016, "Pet-Related Infections" (Michael J Day): At-risk groups the usual: the young, the old, the immunocompromised, and the pregnant. Dermatophytoses Microsporum canis can spread from dogs to humans (or cats, other pets), esp those with skin diseases (eczema) or immunocompromise.  Dermatophytoses in a dog will cause erythema, scaling… Continue reading Pet-Related Infections

Tick-Borne Diseases

From a 2014 lecture by Dr William Lockwood (ID): The most common:  RMSF and Lyme disease (most likely to be on the Boards).  But there are others! ETIOLOGIC AGENTS: Rickettsia:  RMSF, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, others. Borellia:  Lyme, relapsing fever, Stari. Babesia:  B. microti Bacteria:  F. tularensis, B. quintana Viral:  tick-borne encephalitis (3 types in Europe), Powassan… Continue reading Tick-Borne Diseases