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My 19 months old son has mucus in his stools. in december 2013 he was diagnosed mith colitis and clostridium difficile there is no blood seen.
Your question?: I don't know what your question is, but you need to take your son to your pediatrician promptly for further evaluation. C. diff has a nasty way of recurring and just because "no blood is seen" doesn't mean there's no blood in his stool. I certainly hope the mucus isn't a sign of something serious, but you need to find out for certain. Best wishes.
Would a occult bld stl i test show a clostridium difficile infection or is this just a test to show blood in stools?
No: These are two different tests. A separate test would have to be ordered to check for clostridium difficile.
Colitis: This organism causes colitis in patients given antibiotis. The antibiotics kill the normal flora in the colon and allow c diff to grow. It releases a toxin that causes necrosis and ulcers in the colon. The infection may be acquired in the hospital and sperad by hospital, on their hands, from one patient to another.
Diarrheal illness: Clostridium difficile (c. Diff) is a bacteria that is difficult to kill with traditional antibiotics. When a person's large intestine is colonized with c. Diff, then, under certain circumstances, the bacteria will produce toxins which can lead to severe diarrhea which can be life-threatening.
Diarrhea: Most often following antimicrobial therapy (or sometimes cancer chemotherapy), the patient develops watery diarrhea which often has a mousy, horse barn like odor. There can be fever and sometimes a quite elevated white blood cell count. Some strains, in the last few years, seem to be hyper producers of toxin with more severe symptoms likely.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, it is spread through contact with stool. Hand washing is essential.
Is this a school: assignment ? I hope you would not be asking the physicians on Healthtap to complete your assignment for you. Check - http://www.bio.davidson.edu/people/sosarafova/assets/bio307/cahermes/lifecycle.htm
Yes...: exactly why we isolate patients in the hospital and clean their rooms with bleach. Development of disease however requires certain risk factors such as recent antibiotics, us of acid suppressing medications etc. Rarely have i encountered patients without any classic risk factors.See 1 more doctor answer
Mild and severe: Clostridium difficile overgrow and release toxins that attack the lining of the intestines, causing condition called c.Diff colitis. Infection ranges from mild to life threatening. Mild sxs include watery diarrhea, 3 or more times a day for several days, with abdominal pain or tenderness. Severe sxs diarrhea 15 x/day, severe pain, bloody stools, weight loss.Loss of appetite, .See 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: C difficile can be a very serious illness, and recurs in 20 -30% of patients. You must ask your doctor if you should postpone your trip until a time when you are healthier. Foreign travelers should always carry prescribed medications with carry-on and not in checked luggage.See 1 more doctor answer
Infectious Colitis: C.Diff is a bacteria may result is a severe infectious colitis (inflammation of the colon). Because of which patients may have terrible diarrhea but most worrisome is toxic colitis requiring a colectomy (removal of your colon). Antibiotic use puts people at risk for c.Diff.See 2 more doctor answers
Straw-colored: This is how i learned it. However, i find food like descriptions much more relatable- watered-down ice coffee, or diluted cafe-au-lait with a slightly more yellowish hue. The consistency is entirely watery with no pieces of stool. It also has a very characteristic smell that's hard to describe.
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.
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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