Clostridium difficile or C. diff is spore-forming, anaerobic bacteria that cause irritation of colon and sever diarrhea. CDC believes 15-25% of antibiotic-associated diarrhea due to the exotoxins of this bacteria.
Most likely to cause
People most likely to have problems
- PPI or proton pump inhibitors (patients on)
- Antibiotics (patients on)
- Immunocompromised with chronic illnesses