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What is c diff

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: It is an illness with diarrhea and fever, that usually follows antibiotic treatment for some other infection. Clostridium difficile is often a hospita... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lewis
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 51 years experience
Name of the organism: The first is the name of the organism the second is the name of the condition. This condition can be varied to the can be very debilitating . You need... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Infection: Colon infection from clostridium difficile can cause fever, nausea, abdominal cramping pains, sometimes serious abdominal pain, diarrhea & dehydration... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
C. Diff: C. Diff= clostridium dificile. This is a common organism that may inhabit the Gi tract. It causes disease when there is a shift in the flora and it pr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Antibiotics : Such as Flagyl and vancomycin are the mainstay of treatment. However great sucess is had with fecal transplants.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Uncommon but real: This is an uncommon but real issue.Risk varies with the type/duration and intensity of antibiotic use (IV vs oral,etc.) Many centers do stool surveill... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Very long: C diff can form spores that can live for years.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Antibiotics: Such as Flagyl and vancomycin are the mainstay of treatment, however stool transplants are very effective as well.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
C. Diff: Glad to see you are on the way to recovery. Your stool will return to its normal color once you are eating regularly and stop tajing antibiotics.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Wish can calculate: But certainly, more antibiotics significantly alter your gut microbial flora enough to allow C diff to propagate in your bowel & cause a problem i... Read More

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