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  • Clostridium difficile Infections on the Increase

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    March 9, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    In 2010 I predicted that Clostridium difficile (C. dif.) would become a household name. C. dif. is a bacterium that infects the colon causing severe, sometimes life-threatening, diarrhea. C. dif. infection is frequently a complication of antibiotic use. Antibiotics can kill the...

  • Untreatable Gonorrhea – The Next Infectious Threat

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 24, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    Our old nemesis, the clap, is in the news again this month.

    Gonorrhea is the second most common sexually transmitted disease in the US, with more than 600,000 cases annually. In men it usually causes pain on urination, penile discharge, or sore throat. In women it may not cause...