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A 53-year-old female asked:

my son was diagnosed with cdiff why is this so dangerous and does it ever go away? hes 21 and im extremely worried about it.. he was not taking any antibiotics at all so how did he get it? should he be taking a probiotic now?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Basics: C.diff is an opportunist bacteria that you ingest. In some that have taken antibiotics that have killed off the balance of bacteria that live passively in the gut it might rapidly reproduce & trigger a worrisome gut infection that might lead to hospitalization or at least special treatment. In others it may just be another random germ that does nothing important. Discuss with his doc.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2020

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