Numerous barriers to palliative care in patients living with HIV have been identified.
A serological pattern called isolated anti-HBc, characterized by the presence of hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) and the absence of hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B surface antibody, is explored further in the Q&A.
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.
It has been proposed that inflammation stemming from persistent pathogens may influence the development of mood disorders.
Infectious Disease Advisor speaks with Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, MD, about the challenges associated with revealing HIV seropositive status to children.
Although internet-based surveillance methods have recently been established to enhance vector-borne disease surveillance, assessment of their utility is required to determine how best to position this technology to improve infectious disease outcomes.
While immunocompromised patients are the most susceptible to CNS fungal infections, they can also occur in immunocompetent patients undergoing invasive procedures such as neurosurgery and in patients exposed to contaminated devices or drugs.