Clostridium difficile

Precautions

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General Information

Pathogen information

Anaerobic Gram positive bacillus

Epidemiology

Clostridium difficile infection can be community-acquired or nosocomial, often associated with prior receipt of antimicrobials.

Associated syndromes

  • Profuse, watery diarrhea

  • Pseudomembranous colitis or toxic megacolon.

Additional Information

Oral vancomycin is superior to metronidazole in treatment of C. difficile infection.