Infectious Diseases

The Clinical Picture

Fournier gangrene

The patient died of rapidly progressive necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum 2 hours after hospital admission.

The Clinical Picture

Brain abscesses in a 60-year-old man

The lesions were not from compromised immunity, but from septic hematogenous spread of an odontogenic infection.


The Clinical Picture

Eyes of the mimicker

A 42-year-old man presented with intermittent fevers, rigors, headache, and myalgia, and now, one-sided vision loss.

From the Editor

The algorithm less traveled

At Bellevue, the RPR was a routine test; at the University of Pennsylvania, not so much—it all depends on context.