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Have been told stepdaughter has c-diss bacteria and would like to know what causes this. She has been in hospital so much this year and had several colonostopys . We don't live close to her and her father would like to know something about this.
Thank You, egrbartlett
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replied January 26th, 2010
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I'm thinking it might be C. diff (Clostridium difficile).
They are bacteria that are common in the soil and intestinal tract of man and animals and are frequently found in wound infections. Several are pathogenic (capable of causing disease)in man. difficile-the species of bacteria, the toxin from which causes enterocolitis(inflammation of intestines and colon). This serious condition may be so acute as to require immediate treatment of shock, regulation of electrolyte balance and antibiotics if ordered by physician. My thoughts are w/ you. Please keep us updated. Hoping that by now she has recovered. Info from Taber's Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary and my nursing experience.
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replied January 28th, 2010
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if she had been on antibiotics they may have killed the "good bacteria" and the "bad bacteria" may have over grown.
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