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Clostridium difficile is a type of bacterium found in human and animal waste. Clostridium difficile is a common cause of diarrhea that occurs in hospitals. It can also cause diarrhea or other intestinal disorders in patients treated with antibiotics.
Old drug Auranofin may lead to new antibiotics

Old drug Auranofin may lead to new antibiotics

Transmission of MRSA and Clostridium difficile through dogs

Transmission of MRSA and Clostridium difficile through dogs

Optimer Pharmaceuticals receives production patent for Fidaxomicin

Optimer Pharmaceuticals receives production patent for Fidaxomicin

Targeted approach to kill specific disease-causing bacteria in the mouth

Targeted approach to kill specific disease-causing bacteria in the mouth

Doctors identify patients at high risk of Clostridium difficile

Doctors identify patients at high risk of Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile infection in primary care

Clostridium difficile infection in primary care

Review of hospital infection control strategies

Review of hospital infection control strategies

Scientists debug Clostridium difficile

Scientists debug Clostridium difficile

Gene technology to fight Clostridium difficile

Gene technology to fight Clostridium difficile

New report shows high Clostridium difficile infection rates in U.S. hospitals

New report shows high Clostridium difficile infection rates in U.S. hospitals

Phase 2 trial of treatment of C-difficile-associated diarrhea shows promise

Phase 2 trial of treatment of C-difficile-associated diarrhea shows promise

Current hospital tests for Clostridium difficile not accurate enough

Current hospital tests for Clostridium difficile not accurate enough

Targanta Therapeutics presents preclinical data on Oritavancin against Clostridium difficile infection

Targanta Therapeutics presents preclinical data on Oritavancin against Clostridium difficile infection

Maggots the key to fighting superbugs

Maggots the key to fighting superbugs

Superbug breakthrough

Superbug breakthrough

New British consortium to tackle healthcare associated infections

New British consortium to tackle healthcare associated infections

Online courses boost infection control skills that could prove vital in a pandemic

Online courses boost infection control skills that could prove vital in a pandemic

Clostridium difficile closes hospital ward

Clostridium difficile closes hospital ward

Misoprostol off-label use may have led to deaths

Misoprostol off-label use may have led to deaths

Clostridium difficile killed on exposure to surfaces made of copper and its alloys, brass and bronze

Clostridium difficile killed on exposure to surfaces made of copper and its alloys, brass and bronze