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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Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection.
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Commenting on the campaign, Toks Sangowawa, Clinical Director of Public Health for NHS Tees, said: "Although it may seem like a relatively simple idea, practising good hand hygiene is actually one of the best defences against the spread of infections such as MRSA and Clostridium Difficile in Teesside's healthcare settings and the campaign emphasises this key message.
Multiple studies have been conducted on Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD), with researchers agreeing that the best method of eliminating risk is early identification.
Antimicrobialassociated risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection.
Identification of Clostridium difficile as a cause of pseudomembranous colitis.
Clostridium difficile has become a significant hospital-acquired pathogen, causing up to 25% of cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhea among inpatients.

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