To call Clostridium difficile (C diff), a disease that primarily threatens older ... get
an infection like C diff, it's more likely to become severe, and “an elderly person ...
Clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) is a potentially fatal pathogenic bacterial species ...
Elderly patients often experience changes in the composition of their native gut ...
This accounts for most of the serious complications such as perforation (rupture)
of the colon, and death. Most people who die of C. difficile infection are elderly ...
Jun 2, 2015 ... A new CDC study shows that the risk for C difficile infection and death increases
Jun 21, 2010 ... C. difficile infection in hospitalized elderly patients may contribute to long-term
mortality or be a marker of poor prognosis and cases may ...
The aging society and the advanced of supportive treatment means that large
numbers of elderly patients with risk factors for C difficile enterocolitis will
Jan 13, 2016 ... Elderly hospital patients, as well as those in long-term care facilities are most
commonly affected by C. difficile - especially after or during the ...
Learn more from WebMD about C. diff infection, including symptoms, risk factors,
treatment, and prevention.
Mar 20, 2012 ... Like MRSA it started as a hospital bug, so did C diff. and neither stayed ... We
have a higher proportion of elderly people now - - - though that ...
Oct 17, 2012 ... Clostridium difficile infections are becoming more common and more severe in
hospitalized children and the elderly, in large part due to greater ...