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What are the most apparent symptoms of clostridium perfringens?

What are the most apparent symptoms of clostridium perfringens?

Gas gangrene: It is one of the organisms that caused gas gangrene. The affected tissues are swollen, hemorrhagic and may have gas bubbles under the skin and in muscles.

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Can you tell me about the genetic material of the bacteria clostridium perfringens?

Can you tell me about the genetic material of the bacteria clostridium perfringens?

DNA: DNA is the genetic material of all (almost all) living organisms on earth. The exception being RNA viruses.

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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.

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How does clostridium perfringens attack and spread around the body?

How does clostridium perfringens attack and spread around the body?

Gas gangrene: C. Perfringens is the classical cause of gas gangrene when bacterial spores are introduced into muscle in the setting of a (classically) war time injury.

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What is the treatment for clostridium (c diff) infection that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for clostridium (c diff) infection that is best and has fewest side effects?

C.difficile tx's: By "best" do you mean optimal efficacy, but cost is no factor? By "fewest side effects" do you mean best tolerated but efficacy is less important? Are you looking for antibiotics, probiotics, donor stool enemas (yes, these actually work for c.Diff), only fda-approved regimens, short-course treatment, or novel techniques? Appropriate questions to ask your doc, w/whom you can share your concerns.

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How many days after being off treatment can u get retested for clostridium difficile colitis to see if positive or negative.

How many days after being off treatment can u get retested for clostridium difficile colitis to see if positive or negative.

Usually not: Re-tested as a matter of routine. If you are not better after the prescribed course of treatment then see your doctor or gastroenterologist asap for a re-evaluation of your condition. Don't wait to get more ill or dehydrated.

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Wat toxin is worse. Toxin a. Toxin b. Or toxin a & b? Clostridium difficile. If u have only toxin b should u still be on treatment?

Wat toxin is worse. Toxin a. Toxin b. Or toxin a & b? Clostridium difficile. If u have only toxin b should u still be on treatment?

C.Diff: Both toxins play a role. There are different strains that produce either one or both. No matter what, you need to be treated as long as you are symptomatic and have it confirmed.

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After root canal treatment, iam worried using clindamycin. Warning about intestinal problems clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use?

Don't Worry: Clindamycin (cleocin) is commonly given for dental infection in individuals with an allergy to penicillin or keflex. It's also given for more severe infections with swelling. Very few people get c-diff. Usually with early symptoms the medication can be stopped without a problem. Ask you dentist why you need this antibiotic?

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After a root canal treatment, I am worried about using clindamycin. There are warnings about intestinal problems and clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use. Should I use it?

After a root canal treatment, I am worried about using clindamycin. There are warnings about intestinal problems and clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use. Should I use it?

See below: What you state in your question is correct. You should still take the Clindamycin prescribed for you. You should also take a high dose probiotic like vsl#3 plus florastor to prevent antibiotic associated and c. Difficile diarrhea. If you develop diarrhea during or after treatment have your stool checked for c. Difficile toxin. Do not take Imodium (loperamide) or lomotil.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.!

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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.

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10 weeks pregnant tested positive for Clostridium Difficile. Needing second opinion on treatments recommended please.

10 weeks pregnant tested positive for Clostridium Difficile. Needing second opinion on treatments recommended please.

Second opinions: The HealthTap forum that you are currently using is for informational purposes only, and it is not appropriate for us to diagnose or suggest treatments here (this is for your safety!). If you request a personal consult with one of our HealthTap Prime physicians, a second opinion with advice can be offered.

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Is there a medical cure for clostridium difficile?

Is there a medical cure for clostridium difficile?

Yes. A few options..: Most cases of c. Dif colitis can be treated by oral/iv metronidazole, oral vanocomycin, and maybe add of Cholestyramine resins. Newer agent Dificid (fidaxomicin) is effective, but $$$. Bacitracin has some use, but not standard of care. For persistent/recurrent cases after treatments with above, a stool-transplant (yes, stool transplant--u read it right) can be done. Consult your doc. Good luck.

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How is clostridium (c diff) infection diagnosed?

How is clostridium (c diff) infection diagnosed?

Stool test: Usually c.Diff is determined by the presence of c.Diff toxin. If it present the patient has c.Diff infection. This is usually done through stool testing.

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What are the symptoms of c- diff (clostridium difficile)?

Symptoms: Symptoms include abdominal pain which can be dull or crampy, watery diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, fevers, or chills. These symptoms are not different than most diarrheas which are viral in origin (norovirus for example) and it can be tough to differentiate.

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What are the main symptoms of clostridium (c diff) infection?

Diarrhea & lots more: 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.

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