C. diff Directory
C. diff refers to a bacterium called Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile. Infection with this bacteria can lead to diarrhea and serious inflammation of the colon (colitis). It most often affects those who take antibiotics for an extended period of time. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how C. diff is contracted, what symptoms it causes, how to treat it, and much more.
What Is C. Diff?
If you’re taking antibiotics and develop a serious case of diarrhea, you could have a bacterial infection known as C. diff. Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms and what doctors can do to treat it.
Clostridium Difficile Colitis-Other Places To Get Help
A list of resources for information on Clostridium difficile Colitis.
Clostridium Difficile Colitis-Overview
What is Clostridium difficile colitis?Clostridium difficile (also called C. difficile) are bacteria that can cause swelling and irritation of the large intestine, or colon. This inflammation, known as colitis, can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. You may get C. difficile colitis if you take antibiotics. C. difficile also can be passed from person to person. The infection is most ...
Probiotics for Diarrhea
Probiotics may help prevent travelers' diarrhea, diarrhea from antibiotics, and more. A guide to the best sources and kinds of probiotics.