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The Contagion® Gastrointestinal Infections specialty page provides gastrointestinal infection-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTIONS NEWS - Page 1

Older Adults with Gastrointestinal Infections Display Fewer Symptoms
While young people with enteric infections have the lion’s share of symptoms, the elderly suffer higher rates of complications and hospitalizations from these illnesses. Arriving at a correct, timely diagnosis for this cohort of patients is key.
Vaxchora: What ID Pharmacists Should Know
The FDA approved the vaccine in 2016 for adults between the ages of 18 and 64 who are traveling to areas of active cholera transmission.
<em>Cryptosporidium</em>: A Potentially Fatal Cause of Diarrhea in a Heart Transplant Recipient
Expanding the differential for diarrhea beyond Clostridium difficile.
De-Escalation in Under 48 Hours Reduces 90-Day <em>C difficile</em> Infection Incidence 3-Fold
A novel study from Seddon and colleagues adds to the body of evidence that supports what antimicrobial stewardship programs are so often challenged to do, early de-escalation.
Norovirus Testing Less Invasive With New Saliva-Based Assay
Investigators at Johns Hopkins have developed a new saliva-based assay that would make norovirus infection testing less invasive.
Controversies in <em>C Difficile</em> Prevention
Nicola Petrosillo, MD, discusses current controversies in C difficile prevention and treatment.
Low Microbiota Diversity Prior to Bone Marrow Transplant Linked to Higher Risk for Complications
A new study found that individuals who had low microbiota diversity prior to a bone marrow transplant were more likely to be at a higher risk for post-transplant complications.
Probiotic Supplements Show No Benefit for Children with Gastroenteritis
Results from 2 new studies completed in the United States and Canada indicate that probiotic supplements do not produce any benefits for children with gastroenteritis.