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How is a C. diff infection treated?

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Some antibiotics target C. diff. They include:

�Metronidazole

�Vancomycin

�Fidaxomicin

If there�s been damage to your intestines, you may need surgery to fix them.

Sometimes, a C. diff infection can come back. Doctors sometimes recommend a treatment to help repopulate the colon with healthy bacteria.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “C. Difficile Infection,” “C. Difficile Infection: Symptoms and Causes,” “C. Difficile Infection: Treatment.”

CDC: “Clostridium Difficile Infection Information for Patients.”

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: “Clostridium difficile: Disease Fact Sheet.”

California Department of Public Health: “Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 31, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “C. Difficile Infection,” “C. Difficile Infection: Symptoms and Causes,” “C. Difficile Infection: Treatment.”

CDC: “Clostridium Difficile Infection Information for Patients.”

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: “Clostridium difficile: Disease Fact Sheet.”

California Department of Public Health: “Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 31, 2020

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