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collagenase clostridium histolyticum

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes!: Not yet indicated, but it is successfully used!

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Diarrhea: Most often following antimicrobial therapy (or sometimes cancer chemotherapy), the patient develops watery diarrhea which often has a mousy, horse ba ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Is this a school: assignment ? I hope you would not be asking the physicians on Healthtap to complete your assignment for you. Check - http://www.bio.davidson.edu/peopl ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
36 years experience in General Surgery
Diarrhea and pain: Diarrhea and abdominal pain.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience in Family Medicine
C Diff: C diff is a normal gut bacteria that is in almost everyone. Problems arise in hospitalized patients usually who have undergone antibiotic treatments. ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Do your homework: Your instructors will expect you to answer your homework questions from the assigned reading. The wording and jargon will be recognizable and you will ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unclear question: Clostridium botulinum organism cause paralytic food poisoning, usally through contamination of home canned goods. It grows in an anerobic environment ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Colitis: This organism causes colitis in patients given antibiotis. The antibiotics kill the normal flora in the colon and allow c diff to grow. It releases a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Fecal contamination: C diff may be transmitted from one patient to an other on the hands of hospital workers if they do not wash hands between patients.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience in Hand Surgery
Of course: Hand surgery perform various procedures for dupuytren's disease. For contractors we use open fascectomy (surgery), needle aponeurotomy, and enzyme th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Diarrheal illness: Clostridium difficile (c. Diff) is a bacteria that is difficult to kill with traditional antibiotics. When a person's large intestine is colonized w ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not yet: From your mouth to god's ear!
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Have diarrhea or no?: C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.Diff ... Read More
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Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Clostridium tetani is the name for the bacteria that causes tetanus. More details on tetanus can be found here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/ ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanford Brace
52 years experience in Family Medicine
Any product: All cleaning products sold comercially in usa called antibacterial will kill the bacteria.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Abx complication: An infection resulting from antibiotic use that can cause diarrhea and other colonic problems. It requires treatment with either Metronidazole or oral ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes.: Probiotics can help prevent diarrhea associated with c. Diff.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Tetanus ...: Is the disease caused by a toxin elaborated by the organism called clostridium tetani.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
SIBO: Bacterial overgrowth is often treated with a course of antibiotics. Some recommend probiotics as first line therapy with antibiotics being reserved as ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in 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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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Very effective: it is generally very effective. There is also a local injection available for this disorder which may remove theneed for surgery.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Totally different : Bacteria.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
No : It should not.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Currently, there is no vaccine available.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience in Podiatry
Fibrous knots : Hereditary fibrous knots that will develop in the hand and sometimes feet.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Lack of normal bugs: C diff only get foot hold in the colon when normal bugs are killed off by antibiotics.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Hereditary: Dupuytrens is an hereditary disorder found in northern europeans. It is fairly common in that ethnic group with varying degrees of penetration within ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes but...: In neither conditions, recovery from the disease does not confer immunity because the toxin is usually not present in amount large enough to induce ad ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
C.difficile in kids: C.Difficile is frequently cultured from the stool of healthy newborns but considered pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
One week: One week after your diarrhea subsides.

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