Clostridium Difficile Infections

What is C. diff?

C. diff is a bacterium that can cause diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. You may see it called other names - Clostridioides difficile (the new name), Clostridium difficile (an older name), and C. difficile. It causes close to half a million illnesses each year.

What causes C. diff infections?

C. diff bacteria are commonly found in the environment, but people usually only get C. diff infections when they are taking antibiotics. That's because antibiotics not only wipe out bad germs, but they also kill the good germs that protect your body against infections. The effect of antibiotics can last as long as several months. If you come in contact with C. diff germs during this time, you can get sick. You are more likely to get a C. diff infection if you take antibiotics for more than a week.

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  1. C. diff Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... half a million illnesses each year. What causes C. diff infections? C. diff bacteria are commonly found in the ...
  2. ... injection is used to decrease the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile or CDI; a type of bacteria ... people who are at high risk for C. difficile infection and who are already taking an antibiotic drug to treat Clostridium difficile. Bezlotoxumab is in a class of medications ...
  3. Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) Infection (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    C. diff Infections/Start Here ... C. diff Infections ... American Academy of Family Physicians
  4. Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    C. diff Infections/Specifics ... C. diff Infections
  5. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)  
    Health Facilities/Statistics and Research ... Health Facilities ... Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  6. ... DN, Young VB, Donskey CJ. Clostridiodes difficile (formerly Clostridium difficile) infection. In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. ...
  7. ... Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Clostridium difficile Infection Information for Patients; [reviewed 2019 Nov 13; cited ... wbc Related Health Topics Bacterial Infections Bowel Movement C. diff ... Infections Crohn's Disease Diarrhea Digestive Diseases Foodborne ...
  8. ... Rose CD, Sherry DD, Sammons JS. Epidemiology of clostridium difficile infection-associated reactive arthritis in children: an underdiagnosed, potentially ...
  9. Clostridium difficile (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    abdominal~American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) describes Clostridium difficile infection, a cause of diarrhea in children. ... Clostridium difficile~ bacteria~ infection~ cause of diarrhea~ abdominal~ C difficile~ intestine~ diarrhea~ colitis~ colon~ gastrointestinal~ inflammation of the colon
  10. ... Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborns Pseudomembranous colitis caused by Clostridium difficile infection (now called Clostridiodes difficile )
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