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The Contagion® C. Difficile specialty page provides c. difficile-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Exploring the Best Treatment Option for Initial <em>C. diff</em> Infection In Pediatric Patients
Dr. Thomas Sandora shares recent data on screening for asymptomatic carriage of Clostridium difficile and provides insight into what the preferred first-line treatment for the infection in children.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 8, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Should Early FMT Be First-Line Treatment for Severe CDI?
Given the impressive efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) on decreasing recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the next logical step is seeing how it works for hospitalized patients with CDI.
Antibiotics Help <i>C. diff</i> Compete for Nutrients Needed to Survive & Thrive
Study finds antibiotic use alters native gut bacteria that normally compete with C. diff for nutrients.
Study Confirms New Target in Infectious Disease Mortality—<em>C. difficile</em> and Other Diarrheal Diseases: Public Health Watch
An analysis designed to assess infectious disease mortality in the United States between 1980 and 2014 revealed that the country has seen an increase in deaths caused by diarrheal diseases.
Addressing High-Concern Pathogens and Familiar Threats
Maintaining consistent environmental cleaning and disinfection is critical to warding off emerging and re-emerging pathogens.
Evidence-Based Intervention Reduces <i>C. diff</i> Rates in Adults With Cancer
SMUCLA implements high-touch wipe down intervention to address the need for environmental disinfection of cancer patient care areas.
FMT Model Predicts Which Bacterial Strains Will Engraft to Recipient
Investigators develop a statistical model predicting which bacterial strains will engraft after FMT.