Clostridium Difficile Infection

Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile for short, can be a very aggressive intestinal bug. Each year, this rod-shaped bacterium infects roughly 500,000 people in the U.S., sending more than 347,000 to the hospital for treatment. In extreme cases, C. difficile infection can be fatal, with estimates of C. diff-associated death ranging from 14,000 to 30,000 annually. C. difficile infection costs the U.S. $1 billion each year.

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Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Physicians have discovered that giving C. difficile patients microbes from the human gut using a procedure known as fecal microbiota transplant can cure the infection.

Educate Your Patients

AGA's patient guide helps your patients understand their C. difficile infection and the steps you will take along with them to manage their condition.

Understanding Clostridium Difficile Infection and Its Treatments