Bacterial Infections

  • Author: Harjot K. Singh, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/31/21 (What's New)


  • 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
  • Salmonella, Shigella, and Campylobacter infections may have a similar presentation

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