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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Not really: No - c. Diff is a bacteria, that everyone has in their gut all the time. Normally, it staysin balance with other bacteria and doesnt cause problems. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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C. diff: Both the bacterial toxin and the gene coding for the toxin can be found in the diarrheal stool. Additionally, the diarrhea has a peculiar mousy/musty ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Ho
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Depends: It depends on how sick the initial patient is, how sick the exposed patients are, and how aware of infection control the care providers are. In wards ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Fever diarrhea: C. Difficile is a common bacteria that causes problems when the norm/friendly gut bacteria is weakened or gone due to antibiotics usually. Symptoms ar ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Colon infection: Clostridium difficile infection is a growing epidemic where the colon is infected by a bacteria called, you guessed it, clostridium difficile. Althoug ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Abx complication: An infection resulting from antibiotic use that can cause diarrhea and other colonic problems. It requires treatment with either Metronidazole or oral ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
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C.Diff: Approximately 20% of individuals who are hospitalized acquire c difficile during hospitalization, and more than 30% of these patients develop diarrhea ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
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Unlikely: Most people do not relapse. Older people seem to be highest risk. A well accepted and proven preventative option does not yet exist. Many infections d ... Read More
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Dr. Henry Selke
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No: These are two different tests. A separate test would have to be ordered to check for clostridium difficile.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
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No: No.

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