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Can a relapsed infection of clostridium difficile be treated effectively?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela answered

Specializes in family medicine

A recurrence of c. Diff can be treated effectively, but it usually takes a different type of antibiotic and sometimes for a longer course (called a "pulsed and taper" schedule) you may find that in addition you will be asked to take a probiotic as well. Wash your hands (and tell family members too) with soap and water frequently! the alcohol gel will not destroy the c.Diff spores. Good luck!

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Dr. Tri Huynh answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Depended on the number relapses. If a patient has relapsed more than 3 times, the chance of treatment the bacteria is less effective and will require a longer time. However, there are effective treatments.

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