Photograph of the bacterium Clostridium difficile

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

You might get C. difficile 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.

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  1. Clostridium Difficile Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. Symptoms include Watery diarrhea ( ...
  2. Clostridium difficile Infection (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version Clostridium difficile Infection Overview What is Clostridium difficile? Clostridium difficile (say: “klo-STRID-ee-um dif-uh-SEEL”), or C. diff., is a type ...
  3. ClinicalTrials.gov: Clostridium difficile Infections From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  4. American Gastroenterological Association (American Gastroenterological Association)  
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  7. Diseases and Organisms in Healthcare Settings (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... and fever are the most common symptoms of Clostridium difficile infection. Overuse of antibiotics is the most important risk for getting Clostridium difficile infection. [ Clostridium difficile is also called C. difficile, C. ...
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