Pathogens
Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile

Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile

Precautions

Contact/Spore Precautions

General Information

Oral vancomycin

fidaxomicin *for severe infection po vanco and IV metronidazole

Anaerobic spore forming gram positive bacilli

Recurrence is very common therefore previous history of C. difficile is a risk factor. Proton-pump inhibitors, and antimicrobial use increase risk.