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Clostridium difficile 

C. difficile

(Associated diseases: pseudomembranous colitis, antibiotic associated diarrhea)

C. difficile is a spore forming bacteria which can be part of the normal intestinal flora in as many as 50% of children under age two, and less frequently in individuals over two years of age. C. difficile is the major cause of pseudomembranous colitis and antibiotic associated diarrhea.

General information

Clostridium difficile fact sheet - Hmong - Spanish

Information for health professionals

Antibiotic resistance general information, surveillance reports, guidelines


Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Last Revised: September 18, 2014