Jeffrey Starke, Author at Dermatology Advisor

Jeffrey Starke

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Actinomycosis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Actinomycosis refers to the disease entity caused by any one of the organisms of the genus Actinomyces. These organisms are filamentous gram-positive, facultative anaerobic rods that are frequent commensals of the human gastrointestinal, respiratory, and female genitourinary tract. Are you sure your patient has actinomycosis? What are the…

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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