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Clostridium Difficile

A type of bacterium found in human and animal waste.

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(Source: NIH - National Cancer Institute)

About Clostridium Difficile

Clostridium difficile (klos-TRID-e-uhm dif-uh-SEEL) is a germ that can be found in many places, including soil, water, and air. You may hear people call it "C. difficile" or "C-diff."

Certain types of C-diff germs create chemicals or "toxins." Toxin-producing C-diff germs can make some people sick...
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Terms to know

Bacteria
A large group of single-cell microorganisms. Some cause infections and disease in animals and humans. The sin...
C-Diff Infection (Clostridium Difficile Colitis)
An infection of the large intestine by the bacterium C. difficile....

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