Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile, C. diff) Topic Guide
Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile, C. diff, Antibiotic Related Colitis): Clostridium difficile (or C. difficile, C. diff) colitis is an infection of the colon. C. diff infection is most commonly associated with antibiotic use. Another common name is pseudomembranous colitis. C diff bacteria is commonly found on items such as floors, bedpans, phones, fingernails, etc. C diff infection causes are use of certain antibiotics. Risk factors for C diff infection include hospitalization, age, and chronic medical conditions. Treatment is generally with another antibiotic.
Stool Color Changes Stool color changes and textures to black, tarry, sticky, red, maroon, clay-colored, gray, pale, and yellow can have a variety of causes. Causes include pancreatitis, cancers, medication, changes in diet, and other conditions. Treatment of changes in stool color depend on the cause.
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