Clostridium difficile colitis


Clostridium difficile colitis results from disruption of normal healthy bacteria in the colon, often from antibiotics. C. difficile can also be transmitted from person to person by spores. It can cause severe damage to the colon and even be fatal.


Symptoms include diarrhea, belly pain, and fever.


Treatment may include specific antibiotics, surgery, or a procedure known as a fecal microbiota transplant.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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