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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Topics in HIV medicine : a publication of the International AIDS Society, USA|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2007|
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