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is c diff contagious through airborne

A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Definitely not: C. diff is a disease transmitted by the 'fecal-oral' route, which sounds disgusting because it is. Spores from another patient can contaminate the env ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No.The spores are: very fastidious and can exist on all kinds of surfaces .This is one reason why it is so contagious.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Zandman
13 years experience Gastroenterology
Good question: Hard to say. We don't routinely test patients with c diff to confirm eradication after treatment, because they can still be asymptomatic carriers (tes ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
48hr : After resolvement of diarrhea or other symptoms.
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on if your symptoms totally resolve on the vancomycin. Generally 10 to 14 days. However some people are carriers and have no symptoms. Get a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
48hr : After resolvement of diarrhea or other symptoms.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hmmm....: Tuberculosis from a coughing patient is the most contagious of the bunch. TB germs can hang in the air for a while after the patient leaves, and the n ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: after initial diagnoses, if repeat stool test 5-7 days later is negative then u are nor contagious, but cdiff has spores, and if those spores stay in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Back
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: C.Diff is contagious and spreads easily if you do not was your hands properly after contact with a patient who is currently infected. If your symptom ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Diarrhea-contagious: Since only 80% of c diff responds to Flagyl you should consider yourself contagious at least until the diarrhea resolves. There is also a relatively ... Read More
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