Medical Microbiology Case Study

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Faculty of Pharmacy Microbiology & Immunology Department Assignment topic:Case A Course Title:Medical Microbiology Course Code:PM302 Lab Group:Group A Submitted to:Dr.Reham, Al. Bishoy, Al. Sara Prepared by: Amgad Emil Ayaad ID : 141249 1-what organism caused this condition? - Explain what structure this organism produces that is important in the spread of this organism among patients. A bacterium called Clostridium difficile (C. difficile, or C. diff) release toxins (toxin A and toxin B) which attack the lining walls of the intestines, causing a case called Clostridium difficile colitis. Clostridium difficile is present in feces. It is spread from person to person through hand contact. Clostridium difficile may be transferred to patients via the hands of health care…show more content…
diff infection includes: Diseases of the colon such as bowel inflammation or colorectal cancer disease. A suppressed immune system. Using of chemotherapy drugs Use of drugs called proton-pump inhibitors. Kidney inflammations. Previous or old C. diff infection Surgery of the gastrointestinal (GIT) tract. A weakened immune system 5-What are the prevention and infection control measures for to limit the spread of this pathogen? Once a person has C. diff infection, the infection can spread to others. C. diff spores are shed in the feces and can live on dry surfaces for a long time. A person who touches one of those surfaces can pick up the infection. Fortunately, infection can be prevented. If you are visiting a health care facility, good hygiene is vital. The following precautions can help keep you -- and others -- safe: Wash your hands with soap and water frequently. Do not rely just on alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Clean surfaces in bathrooms and kitchens regularly with chlorine bleach-based products. Wash soiled clothing with detergent and chlorine bleach. Don't use antibiotics unless your doctor recommends

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