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Can a relapsed infection of clostridium difficile be treated effectively?

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Dr. Tri Huynh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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