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INFECTIONS IN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENTS

Series by David C. Helfgott, MD

A collection of news, case studies, and feature articles focused on the diagnosis and management of infection processes in patients with immune systems impaired by an underlying disease.

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Respiratory A Pan-Tuberculosis Regimen: The Debate Continues

A Pan-Tuberculosis Regimen: The Debate Continues

Last month the South Africa National Tuberculosis Program decided to make oral bedaqualine available for all rifampin-resistant TB (RR-TB) in place of — the often more toxic — injectable drugs.

Nosocomial Infections Identifying the Source of C difficile in Hospitalized Patients

Identifying the Source of C difficile in Hospitalized Patients

Clostridium difficile is the most common cause of healthcare-associated infections, with as many as 500,000 cases occurring annually in the United States. Efforts to prevent transmission within hospitals typically focus on patients with symptomatic Clostridium difficile infection.

HIV/AIDS Insight Into the HIV Self-Testing Debate

Insight Into the HIV Self-Testing Debate

Although the CDC recommends routine HIV screening for all people age 13-64 years, numerous barriers to HIV testing in healthcare settings have been identified, including lack of access and fear of stigma and discrimination.

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