This Hot Topic presents a case with many different aspects of anticoagulation and various medical conditions such as atrial fibrillation and venous thrombosis. Whether you are responding to routine care needs or serious health challenges, maintaining a patient’s health while managing anticoagulation requires a thorough understanding of coagulation disorders. This case is just one example of the information that will be reviewed at the Clinical and Laboratory Update in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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In Part 1 of this 2-part presentation, Matt Binnicker, Ph.D., focused on cytomegalovirus infection. In Part 2, he presents a case study of an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in a transplant patient. EBV infection is associated with the development of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder, and accurate assessment of EBV viral load is essential to manage infected transplant recipients.
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States and Europe. It is caused primarily by Borrelia burgdorferi in the United States, while B burgdorferi, B afzelii, and B garinii cause Lyme disease in Europe. In 2013, a patient was hospitalized and tested for multiple diseases, including Lyme disease. Using PCR and melting curve analysis, a new species of Borrelia was identified. Using prospective and retrospective studies, a total of 6 cases of Lyme disease caused by this new species, Borrelia mayonii, were confirmed.
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