Andrea Cruz, Author at Neurology Advisor

Andrea Cruz

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Mycobacterial infections

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has tuberculosis disease? What are the typical findings for this disease? Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the three great infectious disease killers worldwide. It is estimated that one-third of the global population harbors the TB bacillus asymptomatically (termed latent TB infection, or LTBI).…

Nocardiosis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has nocardiosis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Nocardiosis refers to the disease entities caused by Nocardia species. Nocardia are Gram-positive, partially acid-fast, branched, filamentous environmentally ubiquitous aerobic rods. The most commonly isolated species in the United States are N. nova,…

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