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Clostridium Difficile Infection

Human Poop Pills (Yes, Really) Cure Serious Gut Infections

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 10.03.2013 | Healthy Living

-- Hold your nose and don't spit out your coffee: Doctors have found a way to put healthy people's poop into pills that can cure serious gut infectio...

Hospitals Fail to Take Simple Measures to Thwart Deadly C. Diff, Survey Says

| Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Wapner (Click here for the original article) Few people check into a hospital expecting to come down with a severe case of diarrhea whi...

Repoopulating the Gut

Leonard Smith | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Leonard Smith

People with recurrent C. diff infection have been found to also have intestinal dysbiosis, or an imbalance of gut bacteria. Yet the treatment of C. diff infection -- the antibiotic vancomycin -- induces dysbiosis itself. Scratching your head? You're not alone.

C. Diff Infections Are Rising, Study Finds

Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living

Cases of the bacterial infection Clostridium difficile -- also known as C. diff -- are increasing in the United States, and many cases aren't contract...