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clostridium perfringens treatment antibiotic

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Gas gangrene: It is one of the organisms that caused gas gangrene. The affected tissues are swollen, hemorrhagic and may have gas bubbles under the skin and in mus ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Serious: A clostridium infection can be serious and needs aggressive antibiotic treatment. Sometimes surgery to remove dead or infected tissues is needed, espe ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies by aredisease: The incidence will vary by regional and anatomical locale as well as other disease states such as diabetes.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
DNA: DNA is the genetic material of all (almost all) living organisms on earth. The exception being RNA viruses.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
DNA: Same as for all truly living organisms. RNA viruses have RNA instead.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Gas gangrene: C. Perfringens is the classical cause of gas gangrene when bacterial spores are introduced into muscle in the setting of a (classically) war time inju ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: Oral vancomycin and oral Metronidazole (flagyl) have both been used extensively. Each has its pluses and minuses. The best answer would be which one ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Usually not: Re-tested as a matter of routine. If you are not better after the prescribed course of treatment then see your doctor or gastroenterologist asap for a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
C.Diff: Both toxins play a role. There are different strains that produce either one or both. No matter what, you need to be treated as long as you are sympto ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Don't Worry: Clindamycin (cleocin) is commonly given for dental infection in individuals with an allergy to penicillin or keflex. It's also given for more severe ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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True, but...: Clindamycin is a potent antibiotic that in rare cases causes serious side effects. It is particularly useful against anerobic (live without oxygen) ba ... Read More
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