Clostridium 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.

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Last Revised: November 13, 2015