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Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhea

Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhea

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CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE ASSOCIATED DIARRHEA
Pseudomembranous Colitis
Dr.T.V.Rao MD
Dr.T.V.Rao MD 1
 
Clostridium difficile
 
Clostridium difficle
 (Greek
cluster 
 spindle, and Latin
difficle
difficult), isa species of Gram-positive bacteriaof the genus
Clostridium
that causesdiarrhea and other intestinal diseasewhen competing bacteria are wipedout by antibiotics.
Dr.T.V.Rao MD 2
 
Introduction
Clostridium difficle
is a Gram-positive,spore-forming anaerobic bacillus.
Most common cause of nosocomialdiarrhea.
Rate and severity of 
C. difficle-associated 
 diarrhea (CDAD) increasing.
New strain of 
C.difficile
with increasedresistance and virulence identified.
Dr.T.V.Rao MD 3

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