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What sort of disease is a clostridium difficile infection?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Colon infection

Clostridium difficile infection is a growing epidemic where the colon is infected by a bacteria called, you guessed it, clostridium difficile.
Although some people may be asymptomatic, it usually causes diarrhea and can lead to a life-threatening condition called megacolon. Treatment of late has become more and more complicated due to antibiotic resistance. Seek an md if you have this.

In brief: Colon infection

Clostridium difficile infection is a growing epidemic where the colon is infected by a bacteria called, you guessed it, clostridium difficile.
Although some people may be asymptomatic, it usually causes diarrhea and can lead to a life-threatening condition called megacolon. Treatment of late has become more and more complicated due to antibiotic resistance. Seek an md if you have this.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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2 comments
Dr. Charles Cattano
C.diff occurs commonly, can be found by simple stool testing, and is usually responsive to antibiotics.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great collaboration. Wishing you'all the best.
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