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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 52, n° 6
pages 1062-1068 (juin 2005)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jaad.2005.02.048
SPECIAL ARTICLE

New and emerging infectious diseases
 

Dirk M. Elston, MD
From the Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center 

Correspondence to: Dirk M. Elston, MD, Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17821.

Danville, Pennsylvania

Abstract

New and emerging diseases present a constant challenge. Globalization of business, international adoption, immigration, and tourism have contributed to the rapid spread of diseases, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Infectious diseases that emerge in Africa or Asia may arrive on US shores within days. This article reviews the new and emerging pathogens important to dermatologists.

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