A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between mrsa (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) or c-diff (clostridium difficile)?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Totally different: They are totally different bacteria. Mrsa causes disease by invading the body, multiplying and causing tissue injury. Clostridium difficile causes disease by overgrowth in the intestinal lumen and producing toxins that injure the colonic mucosa causing diarrhea and colitis.
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