Steps for conquering C. difficile

Although no pathogen is found in most cases, Therapeutic Guidelines: Gastrointestinal says that Clostridium difficile is often responsible for serious cases.

Infection with C. difficile can develop during treatment, but may occur weeks after a course of antibiotics.

Often broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as cephalosporins and quinolones, are implicated.

If possible, the antibiotic should be stopped. For mild to moderate infections Therapeutic Guidelines: Gastrointestinal recommends a