Tag Archives: difficile

Superbug C. difficile is evolving to ‘spread in hospitals and thrive on the Western diet’ 

Superbug C. difficile is evolving to ‘spread in hospitals and feeds on the sugar-rich Western diet’ Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is gradually ‘splitting’ into two species The ‘new’ bacteria spreads easily and is ‘immune’ to disinfectants  Bug was found to be more likely to infect mice that eat a sugary, ‘Western’ diet  By Alexandra Thompson Senior… Read More »

Clostridioides difficile (C. diff)

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Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health… Read More »