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Infectious Disease

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 24 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:501
  1. Alan Pithie

    Barbara A Bannister, Norman T Begg, Stephen H Gillespie Blackwell Science, £24.95, pp 484 ISBN 0 632 03251 0

    Over the past two decades there have been major changes in the ways that infectious diseases present in the community and in hospitals. Not only have there been new diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis C, but also the re-emergence of forgotten infections, such as tuberculosis and diphtheria. Increasing numbers of immuno-suppressed patients develop illness with organisms previously considered nonpathogenic, and the explosion in international travel has fostered the development of travel medicine. …

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