Rebecca Stafford

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A retrospective chart review of 500 leukemia patients was carried out to analyze the role of oral pathoses in the presentation of leukemia and to determine those factors which affect the frequency of oral involvement during the initial clinical phases of the disease. The data indicate that oral pathoses were frequent signs or symptoms in patients with(More)
This study reports 24 patients with antibiotic associated colitis due to Clostridium difficile. Fifteen patients were treated with vancomycin due to the severity of the colitis and in eight of these a clinical relapse of the colitis occurred after vancomycin therapy was stopped. Bacteriological investigations of these patients indicated that C difficile was(More)
Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia is a very rare condition resulting in an immunodeficiency disorder that may or may not result in opportunistic infections. Since its description in the early 1990s, the reason for this immune deficiency has remained unclear. Its association with viral illnesses, such as West Nile virus infection, has yet to be described. We(More)
An outbreak of pseudomembranous colitis in an intensive care unit is described. This resulted in environmental contamination by Clostridium difficile. The outbreak could be traced to one patient who received several antibiotics over the preceding three months. A search was conducted for asymptomatic carriers among patient and staff but none were found.(More)
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