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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Monkeypox

First10EM - By Justin Morgenstern - May 19, 2022 / Updated May 18, 2022
In the Rapid Review series, I briefly review the key points of a clinical review paper (or two). With reports of monkeypox cases arising around the world (Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, and United States), I figured we had better do a quick review of the disease, because it was either never taught in my medical school curriculum, or I missed that day.
The papers: 
  • Di Giulio DB, Eckburg PB. Human monkeypox: an emerging zoonosis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Jan;4(1):15-25. doi: 10.1016/s1473-3099(03)00856-9. Erratum in: Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Apr;4(4):251. PMID: 14720564
  • McCollum AM, Damon IK. Human monkeypox. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jan;58(2):260-7. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit703. Epub 2013 Oct 24. Erratum in: Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jun;58(12):1792. PMID: 24158414