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How can you get rid of c.diff. (clostridium difficile)?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Therapy: For c. Difficile is usually, in today's bugs, oral vancomycin.

Answered 2/24/2018


Dr. Amar Dalsania answered

Specializes in

Antibiotics: Standard first line therapy is Metronidazole for 10-14 days. 1st recurrence can be the same course again or use oral vancomycin. Severe cases or frequent reoccurrences should utilize oral vancomycin sometimes with a prolonged taper over several weeks. Fidaxomicin is a newer therapy that has good efficacy and reduction in recurrence rates compared to vanco.

Answered 6/13/2018


Dr. Nelson Nicolasora answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Agree with above: The infection has a propensity to relapse hence, fecal matter transplantation should be considered in some cases to restore gut microbiome. Would try not taking antibiotics if can be avoided.

Answered 11/2/2019



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