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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Can be very serious: C. Difficile, when pathologic, is a bacterial infection and as such warrants specialized antibiotic treatment with documentation of eradication follow ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Antibiotics : Such as Flagyl and vancomycin are the mainstay of treatment. However great sucess is had with fecal transplants.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Usually antibiotics: C.Difficile is a common bacteria that can cause problems when the normal bacteria of the gut/intestines is wiped out. This can happen with any antibio ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Zandman
13 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: In most cases, c diff is treated with 2 weeks of antibiotics. This is effective around 85% of the time, but 15% can "relapse" after their antibiotics. ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Stool contact: You generally acquire it by taking antibiotics, but it can also be transmitted from person-to-person (contact with stool).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Rarely: Yes, but not often. Most of the time c. Diff needs to be treated with an antibiotic (there are a few) before it improves.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Zandman
13 years experience Gastroenterology
No: C. Diff infects the colon and causes inflammation, or "colitis, " whih leads to diarrhea. It does not have any direct effect on the brain, if that is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Many cases can : Resolve but there are really no 'home remedies'.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
C diff: About > 80% are cured, though it may recur. There a number of drugs and strategies. metrrnidazole, Vancomycin, Fidaxomicin, probiotics ( important ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. KT Park
Dr. KT Park answered
15 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
C. diff: It is difficult to know what you mean by "slow down." if you have recurrent c. Diff colitis, chronic diarrhea may be one major problem. Treatment is b ... Read More
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