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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, such as 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)  
    ... names, such as Clostridioides difficile (the new name), Clostridium difficile (an older name), and C. difficile. It causes ...
  2. ... DN, Young VB, Donskey CJ. Clostridiodes difficile (formerly Clostridium difficile) infection. In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, ... N. Fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection. J Hosp Med. 2016;11(1):56- ...
  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. Clostridium difficile (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    Clostridium difficile; Clostridioides difficile; C diff; C difficile; bacteria; gut flora; gut microbiome; cause of diarrhea; stomach cramps; ... abdominal~American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) describes Clostridium difficile infection, a cause of diarrhea in children.
  5. ... injection is used to decrease the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile or CDI; a type of ... are already taking an antibiotic drug to treat Clostridium difficile. Bezlotoxumab is in a class of medications called ...
  6. ... or Clostridioides difficile . It used to be called Clostridium difficile . A C. diff infection affects your large intestine. ... of C. diff test. Other names: C. difficile , Clostridium difficile , Glutamate dehydrogenase test GDH Clostridioides difficile , C. difficile ...
  7. Fidaxomicin is used to treat diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile (C. difficile; a type of bacteria that may ...
  8. ... be caused by: Certain bacterial infections , such as: Clostridium difficile (C. diff) . This infection mostly happens after taking ... Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Clostridium difficile Infection Information for Patients; [reviewed 2019 Nov 13; ...
  9. Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Antibiotics/Related Issues ... Antibiotics ... C. diff Infections/Specifics ... C. diff Infections ... Ulcerative Colitis/Related Issues ... Ulcerative Colitis ... Diarrhea/Specifics
  10. 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
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