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C. Diff Infections Becoming More Common, Severe

NOTE: UPDATED EMBARBO TIME OF 8AM ET ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 17, 2012.  Clostridium difficile infections are becoming more common and more severe in hospitalized children and the elderly, in large part due to greater use of antibiotics, Mayo Clinic researchers report in studies being presented at the American College [...]

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Incidence of C. diff Infection Increasing

Rochester, Minn. — May 17, 2012.  A study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers during Digestive Disease Week 2012 provides clear evidence that the number of people contracting the hard-to-control and treat bacterial infection Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) is increasing, and that the infection is commonly contracted outside [...]

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Deadly Stomach Infection Rising in Community Settings

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a sometimes deadly stomach bug, Clostridium difficile, is on the rise in outpatient settings. Clostridium difficile is a serious bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. These findings were presented at the 2009 American College of Gastroenterology [...]

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New Clinic at Mayo Targets Tenacious Infection Clostridium difficile, or C. diff as it's often referred to, has reached an epidemic state. It's the most common infectious cause of diarrhea in hospitals and can lead to life-threatening complications. Now, Mayo Clinic is opening a C. difficile clinic at its Rochester, Minn., campus and gastroenterologist Sahil Khanna, M.B.B.S. (sah-Heel Kahn'-ah), says the new facility will be able to offer [...]

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