Virology, Pathology, and Clinical Manifestations of West Nile Virus Disease

This article is a review of the characteristics, pathogenicity, and clinical management of West Nile virus (WNV), the pathogen causing epidemics of febrile illness, meningitis, encephalitis, and flaccid paralysis.

Congenital Heart Disease in Adults— First of Two Parts

The first of a two-part review discusses the more common acyanotic and cyanotic congenital heart conditions that physicians who care for adults are likely to encounter.

Smoking And Obesity May Increase The Risk Of Erectile Dysfunction

A prospective study by researchers has found that obesity and smoking are strongly associated with a greater risk of erectile dysfunction.

Eczema Patients Most At Risk For Dangerous Viral Infections

Eczema patients at risk for serious viral infections have more severe disease, are more likely to be allergic to food and other allergens, and have a frequent history of staph infections

Dermatitis Is More Prevalent In Humid Cities Where There Is A High Level Of Rainfall

Climate affects children who have atopic dermatitis, a recurrent disease of the skin.

Severe psoriasis associated with increased risk of death

Patients with severe psoriasis appear to have an increased risk of death compared with patients without the skin condition

New Risk Variant For Atopic Dermatitis Identified

Scientists have identified a gene variant on chromosome 11 that is associated with an increased risk of atopic dermatitis

Adult T cell leukemia: a tale of two T cells

Human T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is the etiologic agent for the development of an aggressive hematologic neoplasia termed adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL)...

Skin diseases in male prisoners

Prison is the place like other communal places where we can find specific diseases more than normal community itself.

Don't Scratch That Itch: Blocking The Protein IL-21R Helps Prevent A Form Of Eczema

Raif Geha and colleagues, at Children's Hospital, Boston, have identified a role for the protein IL-21R in a mouse model of atopic dermatitis, a common allergic inflammatory skin disease often known as eczema.

Melanomas may appear noticeably different than other moles

A preliminary study suggests that melanomas have a different appearance than other irregular skin moles