Flood Related Case 3

Our sympathies go out to the populations affected by the unfortunate climate events in Texas, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Yemen and Niger. In the coming days, it will be important for the medical community and public health officials to stay vigilant to potential infectious disease complications associated with these natural disasters. The next few cases highlight … More Flood Related Case 3

Flood Related Case 2

Our sympathies go out to the populations affected by the unfortunate climate events in Texas, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Yemen and Niger. In the coming days, it will be important for the medical community and public health officials to stay vigilant to potential infectious disease complications associated with these natural disasters. The next few cases highlight … More Flood Related Case 2

Flood Related Case 1

  Our sympathies go out to the populations affected by the unfortunate climate events in Texas, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Yemen and Niger. In the coming days, it will be important for the medical community and public health officials to stay vigilant to potential infectious disease complications associated with these natural disasters. The next few cases … More Flood Related Case 1

Answer to Diagnostic Dilemma: A Captain’s Tale

Have a look at the dilemma post first– then test your knowledge The correct answer is fungal infection. This was a case of Paracoccidiodes braziliensis, an endemic dimorphic fungal organism seen in South and Central America, with 60-80% of cases occuring in Brazil. The patient’s geographic location, the slow progression of symptoms, his fistulous and … More Answer to Diagnostic Dilemma: A Captain’s Tale

Upcoming Pittsburgh Citywide Grand Rounds

For Greater Pittsburgh Area ID folks, the next City-Wide Grand Rounds will take place at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on September 7, 2017 Please join if you are able to help us facilitate discussion. The format will be case presentation. Food will be served. When: September 7, 2017 @ 6PM Location: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, … More Upcoming Pittsburgh Citywide Grand Rounds

FMT Funding Opportunity

The Department of Medicine, UPMC, the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Center for Medicine and the Microbiome are issuing a request for applications for pilot projects in clinical applications of fecal microbiome transplantation (FMT).  The FMT Program at the University of Pittsburgh was established in 2013 and includes a specialized C. difficile/FMT clinic and … More FMT Funding Opportunity