News from August 2016

August 16, 2016

An outbreak of hepatitis C in mostly young, white , suburban heroin users who live in or near Princeton, NJ, made headlines after it was reported Oct. 7, 2015 at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, CA. Ronald Nahass, MD, was a co-author of the ID Week study. He is president of ID Care, the …

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August 8, 2016

Clostridium difficile, routinely referred to as “C diff”, is a bacteria that resides in the colon. It can produce toxins that cause fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea – a manifestation of colitis, or inflammation of the colon. Usually, the infection is caused by the use of antibiotics. It is quite common, with nearly half a million …

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