Expect Different Approaches to Treat C. diff Diarrhea
You'll see changes in meds used to treat Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections in adults...due to new guidelines.
These infections are a BIG deal...causing problems such as severe diarrhea and life-threatening inflammation of the colon. They may occur after antibiotic use or through contact with contaminated feces.
Older adults in hospitals or long-term care facilities are most at risk...but the number of cases in younger and healthier patients is growing. And these bugs are becoming more severe and difficult to treat.