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What would this be called? Mary Mandura, an 82-year-old white female, has been hospitalized for several weeks as a result of multiple injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She has been treated with a series of broad-spectrum antibiotics to discourage infection. MS. Mandura now has severe diarrhea, and the stool culture has produced C. Difficle.



A. A blood-borne infection
B. A community-acquired infection
C. A viral infection
D. A superinfection

This question is part of Patient Care Quiz 2
Asked by Mn.clark, Last updated: Jan 22, 2020

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Robert Hazlewood

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Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive, MBA, Louisville

Answered Jan 25, 2019

The answer to this question is D. This is also known as a superinfection. This type of infection occurs when there is already an earlier infection that has occurred. This is the infection that...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jun 08, 2017

A superinfection
 

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