“C. diff” – How It Spreads, Symptoms & Prevention

“C. diff” – How It Spreads, Symptoms & Prevention

Physicians with the Beacon Center for Infectious Diseases – specialists in diagnosing and treating infections – discuss a common health care associated infection called Clostridium difficile or “C. diff.”

C. diff can be a serious infection that causes symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. It’s linked to an estimated 14,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. The infection most commonly affects people staying in a hospital or long-term health care facility and usually occurs after the use of antibiotics.

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