Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, is an inflammation of the colon caused by the bacteria from which it is named. Patients develop C-diff by disrupting their healthy gut bacteria with the over-use of antibiotics. Antibiotics can kill the good bacteria in the colon allowing for other bacteria to proliferate. The results can be severe diarrhea, belly pain and fever. C-diff can spread easily to others if proper hygiene methods are not observed.
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