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Hospitals facing rise in C-diff infections

Illness tied to antibiotics can cause diarrhea, death

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At the end of 2010, Ellis Hospital noticed a troubling spike in Clostridium difficile infections. Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, is a common cause of diarrhea acquired in healthcare settings; it more typically affects older patients who are on antibiotics. The bacterium can be difficult to treat and can be fatal. And while other infections associated with the health care system have been on the decline, C-diff infections have been on the rise throughout the country. ...

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March 25, 2012
5:36 p.m.

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Trust me, you do not want to get this. I had it with great abdominal pain for 6 weeks. It occurred after a dog bite and several different courses of antibiotics due to different diagnoses.