Why Is C-Diff Important

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Current Event: Microorganisms Causing C-diff Clostridum difficile is excess of bacterial growth which releases toxins that attach the lining of the intestines, which causes colitis. It is the bacterium in relationship to the bacteria that causes tetanus and botulism. The bacteria of Clostridum difficile can be found in numerous places, the most common places are in hospitals and health care facilities. The spores of the bacteria are mostly passes through feces and then passed on via food or other contaminated surfaces. There is an active and inactive form. The active can’t survive in the environment of excessive periods of time, while the inactive can live in the environment for excessive periods of time. It is one of the many causes of diarrhea…show more content…
The main purpose of most of the studies was to estimate the risk of C-diff in hospitalized patients if exposed to various risk factors, mostly the antibiotics. C-diff is one of the leading causes of bacterial infectious diarrhea in hospital / healthcare settings. C. diff is implicated as the causative organism in 10–25% of patients who develop antibiotic-associated diarrhea, 50–75% of those with antibiotic-associated colitis and 90–100% of those with antibiotic-associated. Treatment with proton-pump inhibitors, H2 antagonists and methotrexate and the presence of gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, can be additional risk factors for the development of C-diff. Elderly hospitalized patients receiving antibiotics are the main group at risk of infection, and have the greatest associated mortality. If left untreated, C-diff poses a high risk for sepsis, toxemia, and even death can even
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