It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
Diseases out of a Dickens novel are making a comeback – and diagnosticians must watch for them
Michael Schubert | | Quick Read
When was the last time you ran into a case of rickets or scurvy? How about typhus or scarlet fever? These diseases may sound archaic, but the truth is that, in many locations, they are actually on the rise (1). Even gout and cholera are on their way up. Fortunately, consumption – better known as tuberculosis – is slower to follow suit, although it too is making a comeback in some disadvantaged populations.
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