C Difficile (Clostridium Difficile) – What is it?


What is C Difficile? Here is your 90 second overview, with links to more in depth information. It sickens 500,000 people per year in the USA alone. It is thought to contribute to or directly cause the death of about 30,000 in the USA annually.

Our bodies are home to many bacteria. For some this includes c. difficile. This potentially dangerous bacteria is prevented from harming us by the action of other bacteria at work in our gut. When these ‘good’ bacteria are killed by antibiotics taken for other medical conditions, C Diff can then create severe illness in the intestine.

As we gather news for our daily newsletter we are aware of the latest trends. We have created an informed but readable resource that will help you discover answers to the 10 key questions about c.difficile. We also explore the dozens of other questions you may have.

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

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Article written by Dave Roberts.

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randy gollay March 20, 2015 at 2:55 am

Whatever works for you is the key. Everyone is different. Education and persistence, along with hope go along way to recovery. The mental and spiritual go side by side with the medical