Clostridioides difficile

Clostridioides difficile


Contact Precautions


General Information

Oral Vancomycin

Anaerobic spore forming gram positive bacilli

Antibiotic associated diarrhea

Outbreaks of hospital acquired enteric C. difficile infections are often traceable to environmental sources and other background factors for nosocomial infection.

Wide range of symptoms possible

  • Profuse, watery diarrhea
  • Pseudomembranous colitis or toxic megacolon
  • In refractory cases, stool transplants have been effective
  • Previously Clostridium difficile