A Case of Chronic Granulomatous Mastitis Caused by Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii
A full case study from our August 2020 issue.
HIV Infection: Epidemiology, Symptoms, Screening, and Preexposure Prophylaxis
Although overall incidence rate has declined slightly in recent years, increases in the incidence in certain subgroups emphasize the importance of early diagnosis, risk-based screening, and PrEP for at-risk individuals.
Intraseasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Waning: Threading the Needle for Immunity
Evidence is accumulating that influenza vaccination protection wanes over the course of a single influenza season, with significant implications for public health.
Intravenous Fosfomycin for Systemic Multidrug-Resistant Infections
Intravenous (IV) fosfomycin offers a novel therapeutic option in the treatment of systemic multi-drug resistant (MDR) infections. Unanswered questions remain regarding its efficacy and specific role in our therapeutic arsenal.
Antiretroviral Stewardship: The Time is Now
In this narrative review of studies evaluating antiretroviral stewardship programs (ARVSPs), we propose core elements for ARVSPs that are based on published evidence, clinical experience, and adapted from antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Current and Potential Treatment Options for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Infections
We review current and emerging treatment options for infections caused by the difficult-to-treat, intrinsically multidrug-resistant organism Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.
Using IL-6 Inhibitors to Treat COVID-19
Use of an IL-6 inhibitor has the potential to prevent the cytokine storm caused by severe COVID-19 infection.
COVID-19 and Its Disproportionate Impact on Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the United States
Accelerating Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions Using the PhenoTest System for Gram-Negative Bacteremia: Data on Real-World Use
Reappraisal of Multiple-Dose Fosfomycin: More Answers and Still More Questions
Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: A Lesson in Study Quality
Clinically, C kroppenstedtii has been isolated largely from female subjects, with most samples resulting from breast tissue and the remainder identified in blood, sputum, lung, and prosthetic valve infections.
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