C-Diff Infection (Clostridium Difficile Colitis)
An of the by the bacterium C. difficile.
About Clostridium Difficile Infection
(klos-TRID-e-uhm dif-uh-SEEL) is a 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 create chemicals or “toxins.” Toxin-producing C-diff germs can make some people sick.
What causes a C-diff ?
Your have many “good” in them that help you digest food. A C-diff enters your body when you eat or swallow something that has C-diff on it. The germ moves to your intestines. A healthy person with a normal and normal “good” germs may not get sick. But if your immune system is weak or these good germs have been killed by an “antibiotic” (an-tee-bye-OT-ik) you may be taking for a different kind of , C-diff may grow in your intestines and cause . This is called a C-diff infection…