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C. difficile Infections

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

C. difficile, C. diff, pseudomembranous colitis, Clostridium Difficile , colitis, C. difficile colitis, C. difficile infection, inflammatory bowel disease, nosocomial infection. c diff

Overview *

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis.

Symptoms include:
- Watery diarrhea (at least three bowel movements per day for two or more days)
- Fever
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea
- Abdominal pain or tenderness

People in good health usually don't get C. difficile disease. You might get the disease if you have an illness that requires prolonged use of antibiotics. Increasingly, the disease can also be spread in the hospital. The elderly are also at risk. Treatment is with antibiotics.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | Background Info
C diff infections | Complications
Symptoms | Diagnosis
Treatment | Prevention
Conclusion

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program explains what a C. difficile infection is. It discusses its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. It also gives tips about how to prevent a C. difficile infection from occurring in the first place.

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Last reviewed: 4/20/2009

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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