C diff Infections

Summarized by Plex Health
Last Updated: 03 May 2022

C. diff is a microorganism that can cause looseness of the bowels and more major digestive tract conditions such as colitis. C. diff bacteria are typically found in the environment, yet people usually only get C. diff infections when they are taking prescription antibiotics. If you take prescription antibiotics for more than a week, you are more likely to get a C. diff infection. You are at more probable to get a C. diff infection if you: Are taking prescription antibiotics; Are 65 or older; Recently remained in a healthcare facility or retirement home; Have a damaged immune system; Have had a previous infection with C. diff or were subjected to it.

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