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At the beginning of 2000 several clinics in Cambridgeshire and SuVolk saw an increase in new cases of infectious syphilis. This cluster of cases was unusual in that unlike other clusters reported in the United Kingdom it involved transmission of syphilis locally by heterosexual sex among predominantly white middle aged individuals, some of whom had met… (More)
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI) infection in an HIV-positive patient can present shortly after starting antiretroviral therapy, as a result of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). We report a case of a 33-year-old woman where MAI presented as an endobronchial tumour due to IRIS. She responded well to standard anti-MAI treatment… (More)
A cluster of five (3 primary and 2 early latent) cases of syphilis were identified in young heterosexuals in the east of England. Three were symptomatic at presentation. No further cases linked to this cluster have been diagnosed since June 2010. Effective partner notification is key to the identification and treatment of infected contacts.