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What is clostridium difficile infection rate of spread?

What is  clostridium difficile infection rate of spread?

Depends: It depends on how sick the initial patient is, how sick the exposed patients are, and how aware of infection control the care providers are. In wards where it is allowed to run wild, it can spread throughout the entire ward in a matter of days. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


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Is there a high mortality rate for streptococcal infections?

Is there a high mortality rate for streptococcal infections?

Fortunately Low: Luckily as common as strep is, the mortality is very rare. Although there can be serious complications such as rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Does antibiotic resistant bacteria increase incidence of sepsis?

Does antibiotic resistant bacteria increase incidence of sepsis?

Can: Bacterial resistance is becoming prevalent as we have increased usage for even non infectious cases. When there is confirmed resistant strain that enters into the blood stream, sepsis is a possibility as we can potentially run out of options to treat. ...Read more

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Is sepsis contagious?

Is sepsis contagious?

Not exactly: Sepsis is not a disease in and of itself - it is a syndrome (a constellation of symptoms) that result from the bodies attempt to fight off a severe infection +/- any direct toxins from the bacterium itself. The causes of sepsis can be contagious or not (for example, a urinary tract infection is not directly contagious, but pneumonia often is). ...Read more

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Can periodontal infection cause elevated sed rate?

Can periodontal infection cause elevated sed rate?

Depending on the: Severity / extent and duration of the periodontal disease / infection it would seem possible to have an elevated esr. Best to be evaluated by a dentist to rule out dental / periodontal etiology. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How likely is sepsis with bird flue infection?

How likely is sepsis with bird flue infection?

Not likely: Bird flu is a virus and will not cause sepsis. If there is a superinfection with a bacteria, sepsis might or might not happen. ...Read more

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Was has a better chance mortality rate cornary heart disease or cancer?

Was has a better chance mortality rate cornary heart disease or cancer?

Depends: Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of mortality in the developed world. But your question is rather vague because it depends on the type of cancer, extent at time of diagnosis etc and the same for heart disease..category, treatment options etc etc ...Read more

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Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more

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What countries have the highest HIV infection rate?

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What countries have the highest HIV infection rate?

African: African countries tend to have the highest HIV prevalence, with swaziland leading at 26+%. ...Read more

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If untreated what is the death rate of rocky mountain fever?

If untreated what is the death rate of rocky mountain fever?

25% to 30%: Rocky mountain spotted fever is an infection transmitted by ticks. Before the use of antibiotic therapy, the death rate was about 25% to 30%. Nowadays, with treatment, the death rate is about 4%. Despite the disease being first recognized and described in the rocky mountain region, 95% of U.S. Cases are in the eastern U.S. (>50% of cases are in the southern coastal atlantic states). ...Read more

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Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Not good: I personally feel the suffering from from emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(copd) is worse than death from it--feeling winded all the time, can't do much once it is severe/oxygen dependent; u really suffer with a simple cold, flu. Your life is so limited with severe illness. People can live on for yrs, but quality of life not so good. So, quit smoking. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Death associated with influenza usually occurs with an infection with the normal floral microbe, staphylococcus pneumoniae...Correct?

Death associated with influenza usually occurs with an infection with the normal floral microbe, staphylococcus pneumoniae...Correct?

In whom?: In the elderly and those with underlying comorbities such as chronic heart, kidney or lung disease, superinfection with bacteria causing pneumonia is common but in young otherwise healthy people, acute fulminant deaths from influenza are likely due to primary flu pneumonia. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of burkitt's lymphoma?

What is the mortality rate of burkitt's lymphoma?

Many are cured: Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) and Burkitt lymphoma (BL) are both aggressive lymphomas with a rapid rate of cell division. For patients who are able to receive intensive chemotherapy regimens and rituximab antibody, recent trials have reported sustained disease-free survival in 60-90% of patients. ...Read more

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Tooth infection on antibiotics no improvement chance of septacmia or brain infection?

Tooth infection on antibiotics no improvement chance of septacmia or brain infection?

See your dentist: Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head, brain and neck. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Is staph infections including MRSA in cats contagious to humans?

Is staph infections including MRSA in cats contagious to humans?

Staph aureus: We are all colonized with staph aureus. Whether or not we become infected with these organisms depends on multiple different factors. The ones that are in your cat are the same as the ones in your gut, or in your nasopharynx or on your skin. They have the same disease producing mechanisms. Whether they will infect you is problematic. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Mortality (Definition)

Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people ...Read more