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What are the main symptoms of clostridium (c diff) infection?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Diarrhea & lots more

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.

In brief: Diarrhea & lots more

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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Diarrhea

Diarrhea is the most common manifestation of this infection, although if not managed rapidly and appropriately it may produce very severe problems which may include sepsis and death.

In brief: Diarrhea

Diarrhea is the most common manifestation of this infection, although if not managed rapidly and appropriately it may produce very severe problems which may include sepsis and death.
Dr. Martin Raff
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