Bacterial Infections

  • Author: Harjot K. Singh, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Other enteric pathogens should be suspected if presentation is atypical
  • Recent exposure to antibiotics is an important characteristic of C difficile infection
  • With advanced HIV infection, Mycobacterium avium complex, cryptosporidium, and cytomegalovirus should be considered

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