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My brother has c diff infection. What should I tell him?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree

In brief: C.difficile needs Rx

C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella).
C.Diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor is otc probiotic that may help suppress c.Diff, but if sick get treated.

In brief: C.difficile needs Rx

C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella).
C.Diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor is otc probiotic that may help suppress c.Diff, but if sick get treated.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hand hygiene

And follow his doctors instructions regarding medication.

In brief: Hand hygiene

And follow his doctors instructions regarding medication.
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: C.difficile needs tx

C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella).
C.Diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor is otc probiotic that may help suppress c.Diff but if sick get him treated.

In brief: C.difficile needs tx

C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella).
C.Diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor is otc probiotic that may help suppress c.Diff but if sick get him treated.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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