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.
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).
Symptoms... The nature of the organism; activity level produces clinical symptoms and requires treatment. Speak with your doctor if you require medical attention.

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Had clostridium difficile, toxin a and b. Was cured and test show all are negative. Diarrea continues what can I do?

See your doctor. Diarrhea may also be caused by infection by bacteria , infections by other organisms, eating foods that upset the digestive system, allergies to certain foods, medications, radiation therapy, diseases of the intestines (crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), malabsorption, hyperthyroidism, some cancers, laxative abuse, alcohol abuse, digestive tract surgery, diabetes to name a few. Get seen and tx. Read more...
Retest. If you had confirmed c diff and diarrhea has returned following treatment then you likely have recurrence. The stool studies are not 100% accurate. Read more...

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...

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...

Can a relapsed infection of clostridium difficile be treated effectively?

Yes. A recurrence of c. Diff can be treated effectively, but it usually takes a different type of antibiotic and sometimes for a longer course (called a "pulsed and taper" schedule) you may find that in addition you will be asked to take a probiotic as well. Wash your hands (and tell family members too) with soap and water frequently! the alcohol gel will not destroy the c.Diff spores. Good luck! Read more...
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...

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...