University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 122, Issue 3

July 2023

Infectious Disease in the Midwest

From a pediatric case of Q fever to cases of West Nile virus presenting with ocular symptoms and leprosy with no known exposure or travel to endemic areas, a series of reports in this issue of WMJ explores some of the myriad infectious diseases that affect patients in the Midwest.

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From the Editor
Compassionate Care Essential for Better Clinical Outcomes, Preventing Burnout
Fahad Aziz, MD, FASN, WMJ Editor-in-Chief

Letter to the Editor
Do Internal Medicine Advanced Practice Providers Perceive a Benefit in Mentorship? 
Andrea Bequest, PA-C; Paige Gioia, PA-C; Sanjay Bhandari, MD; Pinky Jha, MD, MPH

Improving Health Equity Through the Integration of Mental Health Services Within Primary Care 
Jeffrey D. Shahidullah, PhD; Rachel A. Petts, PhD

Join the Conversation: Talking About the Health Consequences of Global Heating-Climate Destabilization
Bruce Krawisz, MD

Dean’s Corner
Continuing to Address the Shortage of Family Medicine Physicians
Joseph Kerschner, MD


Inpatient Pediatric Care and Clinician Workforce in Wisconsin: The State of the State 
Samantha Busch, BS; Ann Allen, MD; Jen Birstler, MS; Andrea Ildiko Martonffy, MD

Can Metronidazole Cause a Disulfiram-Like Reaction? A Case-Control Study Propensity Matched by Age, Sex, and Ethanol Concentration 
Ryan Feldman, PharmD; Rachael Jaszczenski, PharmD

How Patients With Limited English Proficiency Make Health Care Decisions: Hmong Patients’ Perspectives 
Phia Xiong, MD, MPH; Maichou Lor, PhD, RN; Linda S. Park, PhD; Elizabeth A. Jacobs, MD, MPP


Database-Tracking in Gender-Affirming Surgery: Are Patients Falling Through the Cracks? 
Ton C. Doan, MD; Kasey Leigh Wood Matabele, MD; Peter J. Nicksic, MD; Katherine M. Gast; MD, MS; Samuel O. Poore, MD, PhD

Description of Kratom Exposure Events in Wisconsin as Reported to the Wisconsin Poison Center — January 1, 2010–September 1, 2022 
Peter DeJonge, PhD; David Gummin, MD; Nicholas Titelbaum, MD; Jonathan Meiman, MD

Functional Assessment of Concussion Tool Application in a Pediatric Concussion Clinic 
Katherine Lumetta, MD; Sam Halama, BA; Shayne Fehr, MD; Jennifer Apps, PhD; Danny Thomas, MD, MPH


Pediatric Acute Q Fever in Rural Wisconsin: A Case Report 
Taylor Boland Rigby, MD; Tyler Grunow, MD; Jillian Landeck, MD; Kathryn M. Schmit, MD; Jennifer Lochner, MD

Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis With Fungemia and Possible Strongyloides Co-infection 
Julie Jerabek, MD; Ahmed Abdulrahim, MBBCh; Stephen Cavalieri, PhD; Kelsey Witherspoon, MD; Rima El-Herte, MD

Leprosy in the Upper Midwest 
Kathy Bach, MD; Molly A. Hinshaw, MD; Bridget E. Shields, MD

Ocular Findings Aid in Diagnosis of West Nile Virus
Brandon K. Winward, MD; Justin L. Gottlieb, MD; Jonathan S. Chang, MD; E. Luke Bradbury, MD; Nenita Maganti, MD; Chintan Pathak, MD; Benjamin J. Fowler, MD, PhD

An Unlikely Guest With an Overstayed Welcome: Cyclospora-Induced Postinfectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
Matthew Aiken, MD; Trisha Jethwa, MD; Pinky Jha, MD, MPH; Muhammad Bilal Abid, MD, MS, MRCP, FRCPE


Imagining Eco-Wellness: A Scoping Review of Interventions Aimed at Changing Individual Behaviors to Promote Personal Health and Environmental Sustainability 
Brandon R. Kim, MD, MPH; Maggie L. Grabow, PhD, MPH; Sarah Walters, BS; Sabrina Rateike, BS; Mary Hitchcock, MA, MLS; Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD

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