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Clostridium difficile (Clostridium difficile) Is a bacterium that can cause both a mild symptom - e.g. Diarrhea, Also Colling - a life-threatening inflammation of the large intestine.
Clostridium difficile-Colitis is the result of disruption of the normal intestinal flora. This time occurs in the intestine C. difficile-T. Colonization and excretion of toxins (A and B) that cause inflammation of the mucous membrane, damage and diarrhea.
Clostridium difficile disease, often found in hospitalized adults. Infection can be caused by treatment with antibiotics. However, studies have shown that Clostridium difficile infection is more common in young people, and in people who have not received antibiotics and have not been hospitalized.
Clostridium difficile disease develops within a few months of taking antibiotics.
Symptoms of a mild to moderate infection:
Symptoms of severe ongoing infection
In severe cases, some people experience dehydration and require hospitalization. Clostridium difficile causes inflammation of the colon - colitis, damages the intestinal tissue, resulting in bleeding or purulent discharge (pseudomembranous colitis). Symptoms of a severely ongoing infection include:
Bacteriological examination of feces should be performed as soon as possible after the onset of the disease and before starting any antimicrobial treatment.
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