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what is clostridium Difficile ? what is The Cause?

A: clostridium Difficile is an anaerobic bacterium which tends to produce spores that can survive for long periods of time in the environment. However it does not grow anywhere that there is oxygen. This means that it usually grows in the large intestine as there is hardly any oxygen in there. It targets the elderly and it causes antibiotic associated colitis and diarrhoea. clostridium Difficile can be found in most adults, though usually the good bacteria in our bodies keeps the numbers down so that it is not harmful to us. However, whilst it may be harmless to us most of the time, it does have...
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what is clostridium Bacteria?

A: clostridium bacteria are bacteria which belong to the genus clostridium. An estimated 100 species can be found in this genus, and they live all over the world. Humans are primarily interested in a handful of species which can be pathogenic in nature, along with species which can be used for certain industrial applications. Like many bacteria, clostridium are ubiquitous in the environment; for example, they are commonly present in the intestinal tracts of humans. These rod shaped bacteria stain gram positive, and they are capable of forming endospores. These spores can go into dormancy to resist hostile conditions, and they are capable of enduring many measures used...
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is clostridium Difficile Common?

A: clostridium Difficile is quite common and in fact it appears in most healthy adults. The reason it can appear in many adults, yet not cause any problems is because the good bacteria in our bodies stop it from growing too much. So it can live perfectly happily in our bodies without causing any problems unless the good bacteria are killed off or unless we come into contact with it from another person. Illnesses from clostridium Difficile have been around since the 1970''s and whilst in the early 1900''s there were only roughly a thousand reported cases. These days it is closer to fifty thousand cases per year. So there is no denying that it
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what is this infections disease called clostridium dificile? Where can I get more information about it.?

A: C. Dificil causes diarrhea and is especially dangerous for vunerable people. In my opnion, MRSA is much more serious. Both are found in the general populace but tend only to infect people that are in hospital where they are ill or vunerable. Normally you would not catch either of these in ever day life, but you may be a carrier or have it on your hands. Thats why hygiene is important, especially in hospitals. Use alcohol based hand gels and dont sit on the patients bed. check out the dept of health answer on it here http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAndSocialCareTopics/HealthcareAcquiredInfection/HealthcareAcquiredGeneralInformation/HealthcareAcquiredGeneralArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4115800&chk=wHehV/ ...


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what do you know about clostridium difficile? How long can you have it before you get diagnosed?

A: never heard of it. what is it? clostridium difficile, or C. difficile (a gram-positive anaerobic bacterium), is now recognized as the major causative agent of colitis (inflammation of the colon) and diarrhea that may occur following antibiotic intake. C. difficile infection represents one of the most common hospital (nosocomial) infections around the world. In the United States alone, it causes approximately three million cases of diarrhea and colitis per year. This bacterium is primarily acquired in hospitals and chronic care facilities following antibiotic therapy covering a wide variety of...


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clostridium difficile (C-diff)?

A: The stain shouldn''t contain any germs since you used the steam cleaner on it. clean it with bleach to protect yourself u could try taking actimel (only actimel not any of the other similar drinks) on This Morning the other week they were saying this has been proved to help prevent u catching c-diff and they recommended 2 a day week b4 going in hospital and for wk after coming out. may be worth u taking it C. difficile is a commensal bacterium of the human intestine in a minority of the population. Patients who have been staying long-term in a hospital or a nursing home have a higher likelihood of being colonized by this bacterium. In small numbers it does not result in d

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what is A NATURAL CURE FOR C.DIFF BACTERIAL INFECTION?

A: Often considered to be an easily treated side-effect of anti-biotic therapy, C-difficile associated diarrhea needs to be detected early and treated aggressively. A colon bacterial infection caused by an imbalance in the bacterial levels usually found in the colon, clostridium difficile infection results in the inflammation of the colon lining accompanied by high fever, abdominal pain, and severe diarrhea. However, keep in mind that not all strains of C-difficile are infectious. In a normal person, good and bad bacteria co-exist in the large intestine, aiding in the processes of digestion and defecation.  When the balance between the two is disrupted, a C-difficile infection results....


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what is The Procedure That Doctors Do To Perfom A Feline Clostridum Difficle?

A: clostridium difficile is a bacterium that can grow in the intestinal tract of mammals. Too much C. difficile can be toxic. The vet will take a fecal sample and it will be cultured to see if C. difficile is present. If positive, an appropriate antibiotic will be given. They need a stool sample. You can bring in some fresh poo if available, or they can board the cat ovenight and wait for the cat to provide one. clostridium difficile is not a procedure. It is a form of bacteria that animals can get, and it is located in their intestines....


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what is The Procedure That Doctors Do To Perfom A Feline Clostridum Difficle?

A: clostridium difficile is a bacterium that can grow in the intestinal tract of mammals. Too much C. difficile can be toxic. The vet will take a fecal sample and it will be cultured to see if C. difficile is present. If positive, an appropriate antibiotic will be given. They need a stool sample. You can bring in some fresh poo if available, or they can board the cat ovenight and wait for the cat to provide one. clostridium difficile is not a procedure. It is a form of bacteria that animals can get, and it is located in their intestines....


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what is The Treatment For C. Diff?

A: C.Diff or clostridium difficile is a bacterium that causes symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. This occurs due to use of some antibiotics. In mild cases, symptoms can be stopped by stopping the intake of the antibiotics. In severe cases, treatments include taking of another antibiotic such as vancomycin, probiotics, surgery and fecal bacteriotheraphy. C diff is treated with antibiotics. You will have to take pills and sometimes IV antibiotics. Be sure to avoid dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and maintain a nutritious diet. C. Difficile is a bacterium that causes inflammation in the large intestine. Most people carry the...


 
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