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What is the difference between the spore form and active form of clostridium difficile?
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes
The spore is encapsulated and inactive.
The spore can germinate into the toxin producing bacteria.

In brief: Yes
The spore is encapsulated and inactive.
The spore can germinate into the toxin producing bacteria.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Inert vs active
The spore is like a time capsule, a little sturdier than most seeds, but similar concept.
The active form has started active biological processes (like reproducing).

In brief: Inert vs active
The spore is like a time capsule, a little sturdier than most seeds, but similar concept.
The active form has started active biological processes (like reproducing).
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
In brief: Symptoms...
The nature of the organism; activity level produces clinical symptoms and requires treatment.
Speak with your doctor if you require medical attention.

In brief: Symptoms...
The nature of the organism; activity level produces clinical symptoms and requires treatment.
Speak with your doctor if you require medical attention.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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