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types of nosocomial infections

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Hospital infection: Nosocomial infections are hospital acquired. Usually bacteria transmitted during a hospital stay. Typically pneumonia or uti.
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Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Hospital bugs: Hospital infections are difficult to treat as they are resistant to many antibiotics.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Nosocomial infection: Infections that occur in the hospital or a health-care setting are referred to as 'nosocomial infections'. These are unfortunate complications occurin ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Varies...Estimates: In the United States, the centers for disease control and prevention estimated roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Good: Hygiene.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Debell
19 years experience Family Medicine
Type of Herpes Test: Hi Ryan - Sometimes a yeast infection and a Herpes or HSV infection can cause similar symptoms of irritation in the genital area. The nurse is being ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: The vast majority are successfully treated, but do remember that the germs in a hospital are "meaner and tougher" than those in the home.
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Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Universal protection: Hand washing in between patients, use of proper protective gears.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Nothing will happen: Ingesting fungus infested (mouldy) bread is esthetically unappealing, but harmless. No infection or illness is likely. Don't worry about it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Not enough info: Sorry not enough info given to answer your question.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bracho
9 years experience General Practice
Skin, lungs and GI: Anthrax is an infection caused by bacillus anthracis that is usually spread by infected animals or animal products and can manifest itself in three wa ... Read More
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