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Doctor insights on: C Difficile Dna And Toxin B Gene

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Clostridium difficile toxin b gene present clostridium dificile antigen presen. Would u no how severe the c diff is?

Clostridium difficile toxin b gene present
clostridium dificile antigen presen. Would u no how severe the c diff is?

Have diarrhea or no?: C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.Diff causes diarrhea w/pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Treatment, & confirmation of post-treatment eradication, is recommended. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Is IV ancef (cefazolin) safe before surgery for those with a history of c. Difficile diarrhea?

Is IV ancef (cefazolin) safe before surgery for those with a history of c. Difficile diarrhea?

See below: All things are relative. Ancef (cefazolin) is relatively safe although the risk of getting c. Difficile again is real. The risk of surgical wound infection needs to be weighed against the risk of getting c. Difficile again. If you take the ancef (cefazolin) and develop diarrhea get stool checked for c. Difficile again. ...Read more

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I have c. Difficile, is it dangerous?

I have c. Difficile, is it dangerous?

No and Yes: Most cases of c. Difficile colitis can be cured with a 14 day course of Metronidazole or vancomycin. 20-25% of people relapse after their treatment and require re-treatment. After 1 relapse the risk of recurrent relapses increases. Recurrent relapses can be a serious problem requiring fecal transplant in some patients. Severe c. Diff does occur-toxic megacolon needing colectomy in some. ...Read more

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Clostridium difficile toxin b gene present clostridium dificile antigen presen. Would u no how severe the c diff is?

Have diarrhea or no?: C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.Diff causes diarrhea w/pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Treatment, & confirmation of post-treatment eradication, is recommended. ...Read more

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Are inactive infectious diseases or toxins detectable 5, 10, 20 years later if treated or untreated?Whats recorded or left behind in dna/blood/or other

Are inactive infectious diseases or toxins detectable 5, 10, 20 years later if treated or untreated?Whats recorded or left behind in dna/blood/or other

Disease markers: Infectious disease markers are used to identify patients with many diseases, such as hepatitis, tb, and hiv, and some also may indicate active infection. Some markers are indicative of previous (but not always "inactive") diseases such as syphilis, which is often overlooked until late stages unless the proper tests are undertaken for specific reasons (symptoms). ...Read more

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There are DNA, Proteins, Antibody/Antigens. But what's used while detecting the presents of Toxins (ID's, drugs, chemicals,ect)?

Toxins: I am not sure I understand your question. If you have a certain toxin in mind that you would like to know how to detect, I recommend that you name that. There is direct and indirect toxin measurement, again depending on the toxin. ...Read more

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With new advance technology. What's the most superior way to detect all ID's and Toxins? Protein? or Antibody or Antigen? This is better then DNA?

No single answer: This varies tremendously depending on the possible infectious agent. The speed of the test, the sensitivity, the specificity and the cost are all factors. Anyone offering a simplistic answer is someone without real-life experience here. ...Read more

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Chemicals, Toxins, illegal/legal drugs. Do they teach that all of these have a DNA sequence? ...learning about DNA, Protein, Antibodies/Antigens,ect

No: The chemicals you mentioned are not DNA. Some toxins are proteins, others are different chemicals. The gene controlling the proteins have a DNA sequence but the proteins and chemicals do not. ...Read more

Toxin (Definition)

Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.[citation needed]. Toxins can be small ...Read more


Gene (Definition)

A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of dna that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organism. Genes undergo mutation when their ...Read more