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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.


Changes in Recommendations for Diagnosis, Disease Severity, and Treatment of <em>C difficile</em> Infection in the 2017 Update to the IDSA/SHEA Clinical Practice Guidelines
The updated guidelines recommend targeting those with active infection and avoiding treatment of “carriers” of C difficile who are colonized but not symptomatic.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—June 10, 2018
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Genome Sequencing Identifies Patterns in <i>C diff</i> Transmission and Infection
McGill University researchers find that infection with C difficile might more likely be linked to infected than colonized donors.
Dry Rectal Swabs Prove Effective Alternative to Stool Samples for <i>C. diff</i> Diagnosis
A new study suggests that for simple PCR-based detection of C. diff, dry rectal swabs were an effective substitute to the use of stool samples.
Stronger Hand Hygiene & Environmental Cleaning Best Combination for Reducing <i>C. diff</i>
An economic evaluation finds that a bundled approach of stronger hand hygiene and improved environmental cleaning proved to be the best combination for reducing C. diff.
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
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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.
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