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Antibiotic-associated Colitis -- C difficile

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by McCoy K

(Antibiotic-associated Diarrhea, Clostridium difficile-induced Colitis, C diff)

 

Symptoms

Symptoms may include:
 

RESOURCES

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
http://www.ccfa.org

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
http://www.cag-acg.org

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation
http://www.cdhf.ca

 

References


Clostridium difficile infection. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/organisms/cdiff/Cdiff%5Finfect.html . Updated March 1, 2013. Accessed June 26, 2013.


Clostridium difficile infection. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated June 3, 2013. Accessed June 26, 2013.


FAQs about clostridium difficile. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/pdfs/cdiff/Cdiff%5Ftagged.pdf . Accessed June 26, 2013.


Heinlen L, Ballard JD. Clostridium difficile infection. Am J Med Sci . 2010;340(3):247-52.


Navaneethan U, Venkatesh PG, Shen B. Clostridium difficile infection and inflammatory bowel disease: understanding the evolving relationship. World J Gastroenterol . 2010;16(39):4892-904.


Probiotics to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated March 4, 2013. Accessed June 26, 2013.


Rebmann T, Carrico RM, et al. Preventing Clostridium difficile infections: an executive summary of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's elimination guide. Am J Infect Control . 2011;39(3):239-242.


Surawicz CM, Brandt LJ, et al. Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Clostridium difficile infections. Am J Gastroenterol . 2013;108(4):478-498.


Use of gastric acid-suppressive agents and the risk of community-acquired Clostridium difficile -associated disease. JAMA . 2005;294(23):2989-95.


12/9/2013 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Burke KE, Lamont JT. Fecal transplantation for recurreent Clostridium difficile infection in older adults: a review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Aug;61(8):1394-8.

 

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