Clostridium difficile

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Clostridium difficile

(dɪˈfɪsɪli; ˌdɪfɪˈsiːl)
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(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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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that C.
Of those, about 15,000 deaths were estimated to be directly attributable to C.
2]] and will provide further insights on the current extent of under-testing and under-detection of C.
To the Editor: Clostridium difficile of PCR ribotype 078 causes enteric disease in humans and pigs (1,2); a recent pan-European study revealed that this type was the third most frequently found type of C.
Several studies have shown that probiotics can markedly reduce the incidence of C.
Signs and symptoms of bowel perforation may be present in some patients with fulminant C.
difficile-associated disease, you must be exposed to the C.
And figures released by the Welsh Assembly Government today show there were 738 cases of C.
But a review last year concluded that there isn't sufficient evidence for the routine use of probiotics to prevent or treat C.
Evidence that the clinical course of this disease is changing for the worse came from a retrospective chart review of all 157 patients with laboratory-confirmed C.
12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelligentMDx announced today that it has received FDA clearance for the IMDx C.
During an epidemiologic screening of patients with C.