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Clostridium difficile toxin b gene present clostridium dificile antigen presen. Would u no how severe the c diff is?

Clostridium difficile toxin b gene present
clostridium dificile antigen presen. Would u no how severe the c diff is?

Have diarrhea or no?: C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.Diff causes diarrhea w/pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Treatment, & confirmation of post-treatment eradication, is recommended. ...Read more

Toxin (Definition)

Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.[citation needed]. Toxins can be small ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: clostridium difficile toxin?

Toxin: Clostridium difficile is a slow growing, spore forming bacterium that can cause infection in humans, especially in the setting of antibiotic use. The toxin produced causes a colitis, resulting in diarrhea that is often bloody. ...Read more

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How to donate my feces to a clostridium difficile pill?

C.diff treatment: Interesting you know about how effective stool donations can be for helping C. diff patients. It works very well. C. diff is a horrible and devastating disease, killing up to 15% of victims according to the CDC. You may want to freeze your own stool if you're worried about it or concerned for a relative. Obviously keeping that separate from food is a must. There are no labs doing this yet. ...Read more

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Can a relapsed infection of clostridium difficile be treated effectively?

Clostridium Difficil: 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. ...Read more

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Am I more likely to contract clostridium difficile after a hospital stay?

Yes: Yes. Especially if you received antibiotics in the hospital. The symptoms are diarrhea, more than 3 loose stools per day with cramps and possibly fever. If you have these symptoms after a hospitalization call your doctor. ...Read more

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Hospitals are supposed to be clean, why did my child get clostridium difficile?

Immune System: Cdiff is often the result of an altered immune system, brought on by other infection or even normal use of an antibiotic.It is not the result of a dirty environment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the spore form and active form of clostridium difficile?

Yes: The spore is encapsulated and inactive. The spore can germinate into the toxin producing bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Clostridium Difficile Toxin (Definition)

Clostridium difficile is a slow growing, spore forming bacterium that can cause infection in humans, especially in the setting of antibiotic use. The toxin produced causes a colitis, resulting in diarrhea ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

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