Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is a bacterium that can cause a range of symptoms, from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon, states Mayo Clinic. Although illness from the bacterium mostly affects ol... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

According to the Center for Disease Control, clostridium difficile can survive on a variety of surfaces and materials, including clothing. This means it has the potential to spread through laundry. Washing clothes using ... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Laundry

Clostridium difficile spreads through feces, food, objects and surfaces that have the bacteria, explains Mayo Clinic. It spreads when people do not practice proper hygiene, when they do not wash their hands or clean the ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues
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The symptoms of a Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, infection include watery diarrhea three or more times a day, abdominal pain or tenderness, blood or pus in the stool, fever, loss of appetite and weight loss, accordin... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

C. difficile, or Clostridium difficile, is a bacterium that causes gastrointestinal infections, says Medical News Today. Clostridium difficile causes diarrhea, stomachaches and bloody stools, and the primary cause for in... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Infection with the Clostridium difficile bacteria causes infectious diarrhea, known as Clostridium difficile colitis. While Clostridium difficile, also known as C. difficile, isn't as common as other intestinal bacteria,... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Treatment of C. difficile infection can involve discontinuing the antibiotic that caused the condition, prescribing another antibiotic to keep the C. difficile from growing and surgical procedures, states Mayo Clinic. An... More » Health Conditions & Diseases