Clostridioides Difficile (C. difficile)

(Associated diseases: pseudomembranous colitis, antibiotic associated diarrhea)

C. difficile is a spore-forming bacterium that 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.

Clostridioides difficile fact sheet, P-42039

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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General information, surveillance reports, guidelines:

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Last Revised: September 21, 2021