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Clostridum Difficile-Associated Diarrhea*
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Authors: Hideaki Kato (Toyokawa City Hospital, Toyokawa, Japan) and Haru Kato (National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan) 
Book Description:
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 new book the occurrence of and treatment options for clostridium difficile among patients who develop this condition.

Table of Contents:
1. INTRODUCTION, p. 1-2

2. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, pp. 3-4

3. GENETIC ORGANIZATION, p. 5

4. EPIDEMIOLOGY, pp. 7-9

5. CLASSIFICATION, pp. 11-14

6. RISK FACTORS, pp. 15-18

7. PATHOGENECITY, pp.19-20

8. SYMPTOMS, pp. 21-22

9. DIAGNOSIS, pp. 23-28

10. BIII/NAP1/027 STRAIN, pp. 29-30

11. TREATMENT, pp. 31-33

12. PREVENTION, pp. 35-36

References pp.37-48

INDEX pp.49-52

   Series:
      Public Health in the 21st Century
      Bacteriology Research Developments
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 52.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-278-2
   Status: AV
  
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