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How can taking antibiotics cause clostridium difficile infection?

How can taking antibiotics cause clostridium difficile infection?

Colon imbalance: Every person has an ideal balance of different helpful bacteria (flora) in their colon. Disrupting that balance can lead to diarrhea, cramping & gas. Almost all antibiotics have the ability to disrupt the gut flora. Friendly bacteria are sacrificed during antibiotic use allowing unfriendly bacteria like clostridium difficile to grow. Some c. Difficile produce a toxin which can destroy the colon. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

Clostridium difficile is also known as Clostridium Difficile infection. C. Diff, it is a spore forming bacillus that when the micro environment of the colon is modified by antimicrobials, it can germinate and elaborate a toxin causing pseudo membranous colitis, ...Read more


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Causes of clostridium dificile beside antibiotics?

Causes of clostridium dificile beside antibiotics?

Cancer drugs: Cancer chemotherapy can also precipitate c. Difficle disease if, as with antimicrobials, the person has spores of the bug in the colon. ...Read more

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Are there any antibiotics that cause a relapse of clostridium difficile infection so what can I do?

Are there any antibiotics that cause a relapse of clostridium difficile infection so what can I do?

Take prophylaxis: Vancomycin or other antibiotics and also probiotics can be given to prevent c difficile if you need other antibiotics for an infection see your dr.! ...Read more

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What type of antibiotics does someone get if they're infected with clostridium difficile?

What type of antibiotics does someone get if they're infected with clostridium difficile?

See below: Ihttp://www.uptodate.com/contents/clostridium-difficile-in-adults-treatment is not a do-it-yourself issue and need prescription. Usually vancomycin and metronidazole are given orally. see this site for more info. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/clostridium-difficile-in-adults-treatment ...Read more

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Are there any antibiotics that can be used to treat clostridium difficile infection?

Are there any antibiotics that can be used to treat clostridium difficile infection?

Flagyl or Vancomycin: C. Difficile colitis almost always occurs when another oral antibiotic, used to treat a different infection, wipes out normal gut bacteria. Patients who develop c.Diff colitis should stop taking that initial oral antibiotic. Treatment is usually with Metronidazole (flagyl) or vancomycin (vancocin). For severe cases, doctors may prefer vanco. Newer drugs are available if this treatment fails. ...Read more

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How well does rifxamin work for sibo? How about causeing or treating clostridium difficle.

SIBO: Bacterial overgrowth is often treated with a course of antibiotics. Some recommend probiotics as first line therapy with antibiotics being reserved as second line treatment for more severe cases. Antibiotics like tetracycline, amoxicillin-clavulanate, fluoroquinolones, metronidazole, neomycin, cephalexin, tmp-smx, have been used; however, the best evidence is for the use of rifaximin. ...Read more

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What the statistic for clostridium perfringens caused gas gangrene?

What the statistic for clostridium perfringens caused gas gangrene?

Serious: A clostridium infection can be serious and needs aggressive antibiotic treatment. Sometimes surgery to remove dead or infected tissues is needed, especially if the infection involves deeper tissues or structures. ...Read more

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Is rifaximin a board spectrum rx? How likely can it cause a clostridium diffclie infection? Head it can treat it?

Low risk for C. Diff: Rifaximin is a semisynthetic antibiotic based on rifamycin, which has a broad spectrum. After initial decrease in the GI flora (enterococcus, escherichia coli, lactobacillus, bacteroides and clostridium perfringens), normalization is seen after 1 month. In one study of 211 patients given Rifaximin chronically for 8 months, no patient tested positive for c. Difficle, but the possibility exists. ...Read more

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I have irritable bowel syndrome. Will a clostridium difficile infection cause complications?

I have irritable bowel syndrome.  Will a clostridium difficile infection cause complications?

Maybe: Ibs patients not at any greater risk for complications from c. Diff. C. Diff infection commonest after exposure to antibiotics (any, even for short periods, and up to 2-3 months after exposure), hospitalization, nursing homes, ibd, chemotherapy. Can cause watery diarrheal illness, all the way to life threatening complications. Any question, see your doc. Get stool testing. ...Read more

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What causes clostridium tetani ?

What causes clostridium tetani




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Tetanus ...: Is the disease caused by a toxin elaborated by the organism called clostridium tetani. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more