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, 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)  
    ... called other names - 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 (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
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  4. Clostridium difficile is a bacterium commonly found in the intestinal tract, but which, under the right circumstances, such ...
  5. Clostridium difficile Infection (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    C. diff Infections/Start Here ... C. diff Infections ... American Academy of Family Physicians
  6. ... 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 ...
  7. ... diff, also known as C. difficile, stands for Clostridium difficile. It is a type of bacteria found in ... may get the infection. Other names: C. difficile, Clostridium difficile, Glutamate dehydrogenase test GDH Clostridioides difficile, C. difficile ...
  8. Fidaxomicin is used to treat diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile (C. difficile; a type of bacteria that may ...
  9. ... infection that affects the digestive system . These include: Clostridium difficile (C. diff), an infection that most often happens ... Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Clostridium difficile Infection Information for Patients; [updated 2015 Feb 24; ...
  10. ... Infection of the gastrointestinal tract by bacteria called Clostridium difficile. Taking Saccharomyces boulardii by mouth seems to help prevent diarrhea from Clostridium difficile infection. Taking it along with antibiotics seems to ...
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