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Updates on Clostridium Difficile - Jean-Claude Rambaud

Updates on Clostridium Difficile

By: Jean-Claude Rambaud (Editor), J. Thomas LaMont (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1997
ISBN: 9782287596391
Number Of Pages: 142

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This book deals with the spectrum of intestinal pathology caused by Clostridium difficile. The clinical aspects (atypical forms particularly in childhood and old age), diagnosis (culture, identification of toxins), epidemiology (prevalence of C. difficile in hospital stool cultures, nosocomial infection, epidemiological markers) and treatment (antibiotics, management of recurrent infection) are covered. The mode of action of the toxins and the mechanisms of immunity to them are described by the leading international specialists in the field.

List of contributors
Introductionp. 1
Clostridium difficile: clinical spectrum with emphasis on atypical clinical presentationsp. 5
Clostridium difficile infection in the elderlyp. 15
The clinical significance of Clostridium difficile infections in infants and childrenp. 29
Nocosomial acquisition and risk factors for Clostridium difficile diseasep. 37
Prevalence and pathogenicity of Clostridium difficile. A French multicenter studyp. 51
Epidemiological markers of Clostridium difficilep. 63
Recent advances in the structure and function of Clostridium difficile toxinsp. 73
Antibody response to Clostridium difficile toxinsp. 83
Laboratory methods for detecting the toxins of Clostridium difficilep. 93
Updates on the management of Clostridium difficile associated intestinal diseasep. 105
Treatment of the recurrent Clostridium difficile diarrheal syndrome with Saccharomyces boulardiip. 117
Mechanisms of Saccharomyces boulardii on Clostridium difficile infectionp. 129
Conclusionp. 141
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ISBN: 9782287596391
ISBN-10: 2287596399
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 142
Published: 1997
Publisher: Springer Editions
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.23