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Author Kato, Hideaki.

Title Clostridum [sic] difficile-associated diarrhea / Hideaki Kato, [Haru Kato]
Published New York : Nova Biomedical Books, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (viii, 52 pages) : illustrations
Series Public health in the 21st century
Bacteriology research developments
Public health in the 21st century series.
Bacteriology research developments series.
Contents Historical perspective -- Genetic organization -- Epidemiology -- Classification -- Risk factors -- Pathogenecity -- Symptoms -- Diagnosis -- BIII/NAP1/027 strain -- Treatment -- Prevention
Summary Annotation Clostridium Difficile is a gram-positive anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium involved in antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis, which is developed after administration of antibiotics. C. difficile is nosocomially transmissible via hospital staff and contaminated environmental surface, as well between patients. C. difficile infection results in a broad spectrum of disease ranging from mild diarrhea to severe life-threatening condition. Colonic injury and inflammation are caused by the two types of toxins: toxin A and B produced by the bacteria. This book the occurrence of and treatment options for clostridium difficile among patients who develop this condition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-48) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Clostridium diseases.
Clostridium difficile.
Clostridium Infections
Clostridioides difficile
MEDICAL -- Gastroenterology.
Clostridium difficile
Clostridium diseases
Form Electronic book
Author Kato, Haru.
ISBN 9781613244661
Other Titles Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea