Infectious disease emergencies: frontline clinical pearls

Med Clin North Am. 2012 Nov;96(6):1033-66. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2012.09.001.


This article reviews various infectious disease emergencies from an internist's perspective. Key epidemiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic points are reviewed with an emphasis on timely and appropriate initial management. The content serves to highlight essential points that are discussed in subsequent articles in this issue and to elucidate pearls that may facilitate timely and appropriate management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infection Control / organization & administration*
  • Internal Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Physical Examination
  • Public Health
  • United States / epidemiology