BrainWaves #101 Teaching through clinical cases: Infectious disease consultation
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MedLink Neurology Podcast
BrainWaves #101 Teaching through clinical cases: Infectious disease consultation
Nov 03, 2022 Season 1 Episode 101

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: February 4, 2018

A little fever can go a long way. In this installment of the Teaching through Clinical Cases series, Dr. Kathleen Murphy (infectious Disease) manages a healthy young man who presents with fever and his first seizure of life.

Produced by James E Siegler and Kathleen Murphy. Music by Hyson, Jahzzar, and Josh Woodward. Voiceovers by Erika Mejia and Isa Smrstik. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.


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