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Clostridium difficile Resources

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Clostridium difficile [klo-STRID-ee-um dif-uh-SEEL] is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. 


 

The Texas Clostridium difficile Ribotyping Project

The University of Houston (UH) College of Pharmacy is collaborating with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on a one year project to:

 

  • Learn more regarding genetic variations in C. difficile;      
  • Identify geographical differences in C. difficile using fluorescent PCR ribotyping 
  • Assess the incidence and severity of disease associated with CDI within Texas.

Results will inform statewide and hospital plans for reducing the impact of healthcare-associated infections through the implementation of evidence-based interventions.

For more information »» PDF


 

CDC FAQs

CDC Stopping C. difficile Infections

Clostridium difficile It’s Like Seeing a Train Coming…and You Can’t Get Off of the Tracks  Author - Clifford McDonald MD, Prevention and Response Branch Chief

Using fecal transplants to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (CDI)  Author - Clifford McDonald MD, Prevention and Response Branch Chief

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

               

Last updated July 20, 2016