Tag Archives: Infection

Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health… Read More »

Severe Rhabdomyolysis in a Patient With Acute Influenza Infection

January 03, 2019 This article originally appeared here. Share this content: Rhabdomyolysis is characterized by breakdown of muscle tissue A recently published case report describes the case of a 29-year-old male patient with influenza-induced rhabdomyolysis and highlights the need to assess creatinine kinase (CK) levels of patients hospitalized with influenza. The patient, who had a… Read More »

Medical News Today: What are the signs of an upper respiratory infection?

An upper respiratory infection, or the common cold, is an infection that affects the nasal passages and throat. Treatment is usually simple, unless a person also has a chronic respiratory condition such as asthma. For an upper respiratory infection (URI) to occur, a virus enters the body, usually through the mouth or nose. A person… Read More »