Paul Ehrlich was born in 1854 in the Polish town of Strzelin, which, at the time of his birth, fell within the Kingdom of Prussia. This Nobel Prize-winning physician made enormous contributions in the fields of chemotherapy, immunology, microbiology and oncology.
This past week, a 4-year-old girl became the first child to die from flu complications in Dallas County this season. Ashanti Grinage was initially diagnosed with the flu, but she was later found to have pneumonia as well, a common complication of flu.
An addition or alternative to RIDTs that may offer advantages, particularly for patients with additional risk factors such as a compromised immune system, is a multiplex PCR (polymerase chain reaction) panel.
On December 11th, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Brett Guthrie (R-TN) introduced House Resolution 1175, with the stated goal of, “Supporting increased awareness of sepsis and the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate intervention.”