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Fast, sensitive molecular diagnostic tests that use self-collected samples may help bend the upward curve of STIs.
Testing for Lyme disease is challenging and if done incorrectly can lead to unnecessary treatment.
Risks include mold infection, Legionnaires disease, sleep deprivation, exacerbation of lung disease, and physical injury.
The Clinical Picture
Immunosuppressive drugs can predispose to invasive fungal infection.
Symptoms to Diagnosis
A young man presents with severe, pressure-like, midsternal, nonradiating pain, rated 10 on a scale of 10.
Newer imaging tests are increasingly used as alternatives or adjuncts to echocardiography for selected patients.
From the Editor
Physical examination is cheap but not highly reproducible. Imaging is expensive but may be more sensitive and specific.
Imaging is recommended for those at risk of complications.
Consider it in those with granulomatosis with polyangiitis or pulmonary disease, or those on high-dose steroids.