How Do You Get C. diff (Clostridium difficile)? Topic Guide

How Do You Get C. diff (Clostridium difficile)? How Do You Get C. diff (Clostridium difficile)?: C. diff (Clostridium difficile) is contagious. While most cases are caused by antibiotic use, people can also get C. difficile infection from touching infected people or surfaces and not washing their hands. Even if people have no symptoms of C. diff infection, they can still spread the infection to others.

How Do You Get C. diff (Clostridium difficile)? Topic Guide - Visuals

How Do You Get C. diff (Clostridium difficile)? Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

fidaxomicin Fidaxomicin

Fidaxomicin is a macrolide antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

vancomycin (injection) Vancomycin (injection)

Vancomycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat severe infections that are resistant to certain other antibiotics. Vancomycin is also used to treat seriou...learn more »

vancomycin Vancomycin

Vancomycin is an antibiotic. Oral (taken by mouth) vancomycin fights bacteria in the intestines...learn more »