Clostridium Difficile

Common Name(s)

Clostridium Difficile

Clostridium difficile colitis, also known as c. diff, is a type of bacterial infection that may affect the colon. The colon is the last portion of the gastrointestinal tract, which helps digest food and form stool. Clostridium difficile colitis can cause bloating, severe diarrhea, and abdominal pain. It is commonly related to overuse of antibiotics in older or hospitalized people. Physicians can diagnose clostridium difficile colitis by testing the stool for the bacteria or the toxins that it creates. Clostridium difficile colitis is treated with specific antibiotics to kill the bacteria, and other antibiotics are often stopped. Other newer treatments include probiotics and fecal transplants.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Clostridium Difficile" returned 1619 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fecal Calprotectin Level Reflects the Severity of Clostridium difficile Infection.
 

Author(s): Jieun Kim, Heejung Kim, Hyun Ju Oh, Hyung Sun Kim, Youn Jee Hwang, Dongeun Yong, Seok Hoon Jeong, Kyungwon Lee

Journal: Ann Lab Med. 2017 Jan;37(1):53-57.

 

Clostridium difficile is a significant nosocomial and community-acquired pathogen, and is the leading cause of antibiotic-induced diarrhea associated with high morbidity and mortality. Given that the treatment outcome depends on the severity of C. difficile infection (CDI), we aimed ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2016

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Heat shock increases conjugation efficiency in Clostridium difficile.
 

Author(s): Joseph A Kirk, Robert P Fagan

Journal: Anaerobe. 2016 Dec;42():1-5.

 

Clostridium difficile infection has increased in incidence and severity over the past decade, and poses a unique threat to human health. However, genetic manipulation of C. difficile remains in its infancy and the bacterium remains relatively poorly characterised. Low-efficiency conjugation ...

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2016

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Henoch Schonlein purpura and Clostridium difficile infection: a hematologist's point of view.
 

Author(s): Delia Dima, Ciprian Tomuleasa, Mihnea Zdrenghea

Journal: J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2016 Sep;25(3):411.

 

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2016

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The terms "Clostridium Difficile" returned 200 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fecal Microbiota-based Therapeutics for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection, Ulcerative Colitis and Obesity.
 

Author(s): Christian Carlucci, Elaine O Petrof, Emma Allen-Vercoe

Journal: EBioMedicine. 2016 Nov;13():37-45.

 

The human gut microbiome is a complex ecosystem of fundamental importance to human health. Our increased understanding of gut microbial composition and functional interactions in health and disease states has spurred research efforts examining the gut microbiome as a valuable target ...

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2016

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Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Clostridium difficile Infection: A Health Technology Assessment.
 

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Fecal microbiota therapy is increasingly being used to treat patients with Clostridium difficile infection. This health technology assessment primarily evaluated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of fecal microbiota therapy compared with the usual treatment (antibiotic therapy).

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2016

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Immunoglobulin A Vasculitis Complicated with Clostridium difficile Infection: a Rare Case Report and Brief Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Camelia Cojocariu, Carol Stanciu, Codrina Ancuta, Mihai Danciu, Stefan Chiriac, Anca Trifan

Journal: J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2016 Jun;25(2):235-8.

 

Immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis, formerly called Henoch-Schönlein purpura, is a leukocytoclastic type of vasculitis affecting small vessels with a deposition of immune IgA complexes, clinically characterized by the classic tetrad of nonthrombocytopenic palpable purpura, arthralgia ...

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2016

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 22 Feb 2017

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IMT for Primary Clostridium Difficile Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Clostridium Difficile Infection

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2015

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Last Updated: 2 Aug 2016

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