C Difficile (Clostridium Difficile) – What is it?


What is C Difficile? It sickens 500,000 people per year in the USA alone. It contributes to the death of 30,000 people in the USA every year.

C. difficile is a bacteria found in the gut of many. This potentially dangerous bacteria is prevented from harming us by the action of other bacteria. When these ‘good’ bacteria are killed by antibiotics taken for other medical conditions, C Diff can then create severe illness in the intestine.

We monitor the latest c.diff trends every day. We want to help you discover answers to the key questions about c.difficile.

What is c difficile (c diff)?

Clostridium Difficile is a bacteria found in soil, animals and humans. It has the ability to form spores that are hard to destroy. Read More

What are the symptoms of a c diff infection?

These include a fever, stomach cramps and often diahrrea. Learn the difference between mild and severe c.diff. Read More

How do I know I have c difficile?

A guide to c.difficile tests and why knowing what strain of c diff infection you have is important. Read More

What is the c diff treatment?

It may be simple as withdrawing antibiotics. It could be special drugs. in hard to treat cases it may need a fecal transplant Read More

Is there a C.Diff diet?

Simple suggestions to help you recover from an infection Read More

The C Diff Fecal Transplant Therapy Explained

It sounds gross but it cures 90% of the people who have chronic c difficile Read More

The C Diff Smell – 6 Key Facts For You

C.Difficile sufferers and their nurses and carers talk of a very distinctive smell Read More

C Diff Colitis – What is it?

Bad cases of c diff infection can damage the lining of the intestine.Read More

C Diff Contagious – How do you catch it

Some people catch C Diff in hospital but there are many other possible ways it is transmitted Read More
What causes C Difficile?

Article written by Dave Roberts.

219 thoughts on “C Difficile (Clostridium Difficile) – What is it?

  1. mary

    You can definitely have false negatives. My recommendation would be to go to a “hospital” lab and make sure you go to the same lab every time. Agree with comments on going to infectious disease doctor. My ordeal was 2 1/2 years. After my fecal transplant, I do have symptoms that sometimes are similar but have been told it is colitis. C Diff can really screw up your colon. Take your temperature twice a day. Record how many times you go to the bathroom and record the fatigue and how bad it is on a scale of 1-10.

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