Clostridium difficile

What is Clostridium difficile?

A bacterial species found in feces of humans and animals. It colonizes newborn infants, who are spared from toxin-induced diarrheal disease. Pathogenic for human beings, guinea pigs, and rabbits; frequent cause of colitis and diarrhea following antibiotic use. Found to be a cause of pseudomembranous colitis and associated with a number of intestinal diseases that are linked to antibiotic therapy; also the chief cause of nosocomial diarrhea.

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My granddaughter has c-diff, I am now taking an antibiotic for a foot infection, Can I catch this disease from her?

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Clostridium difficile is very contagious

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Clostridium difficile can be transmitted with close contact and by...

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My wife taking Zyvox tablets for M.R.S.A. Hospitalized one week for double pneumonia; several I.V.'s of Zyvox and then discharged on Zyvox tablets....

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Clostridium difficile infection

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Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

I am concerned that your...

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Hi I was in the hospital three weeks ago and was told I had C. difficile and my test came back that it was that I'm 27 and they said I think I got...

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Hello,
Thanks for the query.

The drug of choice for C diff is clindamycin.

Although even flagyl is effective,

but chances of recurrence are higher...

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