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Clostridium Difficile

      Causing severe diarrhea, in some cases, C. difficile is a gram-positive bacteria inflammation of the colon. In 2004, for example, Clostridium difficile strains of resistant bacteria to antibiotics, such as fluoroquinolones have been reported in several hospitals across the country. Prevention Center reports that with increasing fluoroquinolone-resistant and disease management and does not affect the management of infection by this strain. Fluoroquinolones, has not been proposed for the treatment of susceptibility testing and Clostridium difficile infection, but it is run as part of the epidemiological investigation. However, resistance to fluoroquinolones, are able to provide the advantages of epidemic strain over sensitive strains to spread in the hospital that are commonly used these antibiotics.

 an image of the Clostridium Difficile bacteria

Risk Factors and Transmission

    The patient risk of developing the disease caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile is high, the elderly primarily include. However, recently, this bacterium has been reported healthy human traditional, in women with perinatal. Other patients, the risk of developing the disease of the results of the BAC were included exposure of antibiotics, gastrointestinal surgery / manipulation, long of hospital stays, serious underlying disease, patients and immunocompromised conditions You can advanced age.The Clostridium difficile bacteria can spread through feces, and is transmitted through the surface, such as toilet facilities and counter rectal thermometer such. However, bacteria are transmitted by the hand of a health care provider most commonly.

an image of the Clostridium Difficile bacteria in a lab

     

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