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C. difficile is a strain of bacteria that causes a severe type of diarrhea and intestinal infection. It may also lead to inflammation of the colon.


Purpose: Reports of fatality related to Clostridium difficile colitis and a sharp increase in prevalence of this infection prompted a study of patients who develop a more aggressive form of this disease. Methods: Over 38 months, 710 patients at our institution developed C. difficile colitis. Twenty-one (3 percent) of these patients either required intensive care unit admission or died as a ...


Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is the most common causative agent of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis. This spore-forming, obligate anaerobic, gram-positive bacillus is becoming responsible for an increasing number of infections worldwide, both in community and in hospital settings, whose severity can vary widely from an asymptomatic infection to a lethal disease.


Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)–induced colitis is an inflammation of the large intestine (colon) that results in diarrhea. The inflammation is caused by toxin produced by C. difficile bacteria and usually develops after people take antibiotics that enable these bacteria to grow in the intestine.


C. diff (sometimes mistakenly shortened to “c dif” or “cdif”) is the proper shortened version of Clostridium difficile [klo–strid–ee–um dif–uh–seel] (C. difficile), which is a type of bacteria that causes inflammation and infection of the colon, known as colitis. C. diff is also a shortened way of referring to the infectious ...


C. difficile–associated diarrhoea (CDAD) generally presents as antibiotic-associated colitis, with diarrhoea, abdominal cramping, fever and elevated white cell count, during or following antibiotic use. Severe disease may manifest as pseudomembranous colitis or toxic megacolon, in which diarrhoea may not occur but the patient presents ...


C.difficile colitis recurrence is defined as recurrent symptoms and positive testing (after initial resolution) ≤8 weeks from the start of the original episode 4. Parenteral administration of metronidazole has poor intraluminal penetration and should not be used alone for treatment.


C difficile is a bacteria (germ) that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. This bacteria can live in our intestines. There are many, many bacteria in the intestine that live there all the time (some even help us to digest food). Usually, the other bacteria compete


Perhaps one of the biggest changes in the recommendation is the initial C difficile infection (CDI) treatment. For the first time in almost 3 decades, metronidazole is no longer recommended as first-line therapy in adults. Instead, oral vancomycin (125 mg, 4 times a day) or fidaxomicin (200 mg twice daily) are recommended for 10 days in both ...


Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile, not specified as recurrent. 2018 - New Code 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code. A04.72 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.; Short description: Enterocolitis d/t Clostridium difficile, not spcf as recur