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 (ACG) Annual Meeting in San Diego. In this video, study author and Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Dr. Darrell Pardi discusses the study.