Clostridium difficile

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Clostridium difficile

(dɪˈfɪsɪli; ˌdɪfɪˈsiːl)
n
(Pathology) a faecal organism endemic in hospitals and responsible for the majority of hospital-acquired cases of diarrhoea in elderly patients. Sometimes shortened to: C.difficile or C.diff
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ANOTHER C diff patient died last night at a superbug-hit hospital.
The patient was one of 55 infected with C diff at the hospital in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, since the start of the year.
Unlike MRSA, C diff infection rates are on the rise, with an eight per cent jump between 2005 and 2006 to more than 55,000 in England.
Research today in the journal Gut found people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were more likely to die if they had C diff.
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