Shira Doron

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Viral infections

Viral pneumonia Viruses can cause both community-acquired and hospital-acquired pneumonia and are under-recognized as causes of pneumonia in critically ill patients. While the most common viral causes of pneumonia are influenza and parainfluenza, it is more common for pneumonia to develop as a result of bacterial superinfection in the setting of viral respiratory infection than…

Clostridium Difficile, Cdiff

Clostridium difficile infection Synonyms Continue Reading Clostridium difficile, Cdiff, CDAD Related Conditions Colitis, toxic megacolon, antibiotic-associated diarrhea 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic spore-forming gram-positive rod that is difficult to isolate in culture. While only 10-30% of antibiotic-associated diarrhea cases are attributable to Cdiff, 60-75%…

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