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Ok i've got clostridium (c diff) infection. What should I do?
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Treat
This bacteria can be treated with flagyl, vancomycin or fidaxin.
More and more patients are getting this condition. There may be a link between c.Diff and medications like Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole).

In brief: Treat
This bacteria can be treated with flagyl, vancomycin or fidaxin.
More and more patients are getting this condition. There may be a link between c.Diff and medications like Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole).
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
In brief: Antibiotics
After your doctor confirms your c diff infection with a stool sample at the lab, you will be started on antibiotics.
Typically it is either Metronidazole (flagyl) or vancomycin orally that is the treatment prescribed.

In brief: Antibiotics
After your doctor confirms your c diff infection with a stool sample at the lab, you will be started on antibiotics.
Typically it is either Metronidazole (flagyl) or vancomycin orally that is the treatment prescribed.
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