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C. Difficile related to experiences with vancocin (vancomycin)?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: C. Difficile

Mild cases of c. Difficile infection can often be cured by discontinuing the antibiotics responsible.
In more serious cases, oral administration of, first, oral Metronidazole and - if that fails - then, second, vancomycin and if unsucessful again, intravenous Metronidazole can be used. Relapses of c. Difficile have been reported in up to 20% of cases.

In brief: C. Difficile

Mild cases of c. Difficile infection can often be cured by discontinuing the antibiotics responsible.
In more serious cases, oral administration of, first, oral Metronidazole and - if that fails - then, second, vancomycin and if unsucessful again, intravenous Metronidazole can be used. Relapses of c. Difficile have been reported in up to 20% of cases.
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