Saturday, June 30, 2007
Changing Trends in Bacterial Infections: Staphylococcus aureus, Bacterial Pneumonia, Clostridium difficile
Top HIV Med. 2007 Jun-Jul;15
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Changing bacterial diseases in the general population of which HIV practitioners should be aware include: new staphylococcal syndromes caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 strains (eg, necrotizing skin infections, pneumonia, fasciitis); continued high rates of community-acquired pneumonia in the potent antiretroviral therapy era; increase rates and severity of Clostridium difficile-associated disease due to the fluoroquinolone-resistant NAP1 strain, and the new scare from extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, primarily as a potential threat to health care in Africa.
This article summarizes a presentation on important bacterial infections made by John G. Bartlett, MD, at the International AIDS Society-USA course in New York in March 2007. The original presentation is available at IAS.
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