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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 Case: Fever, Generalized Weakness One Year After Heart Transplant

Case: Fever, Generalized Weakness One Year After Heart Transplant

Middle-aged woman who received a heart transplant 1 year ago because of dilated cardiomyopathy now presents with mild fever and generalized weakness.

Clostridium Difficile Clostridium difficile Infection in the Intensive Care Setting

Clostridium difficile Infection in the Intensive Care Setting

It is important to understand the relative severity of CDI in patients in the ICU because it effects treatment decisions. However, primary prevention remains a vitally important strategy to limit morbidity and mortality related to CDI in this vulnerable patient population.

Treatments Reason for Hope: Promising Gram-Negative Infection Treatments in the Pipeline

Reason for Hope: Promising Gram-Negative Infection Treatments in the Pipeline

Dr McKinnell provides a summary of drugs in development for infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria, including carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

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