The human digestive tract is home to an estimated 500 to 1,000 different species of microorganisms, most of which are harmless, or even helpful, and live in harmony. If something upsets the balance, such as treatment with antibiotics or cancer chemotherapy, certain harmful microorganisms can multiply out of control and cause illness. Bacterial infection with C. difficile inflames the colon and causes diarrhea – that can be debilitating – and other intestinal symptoms. Infection with Clostridioides difficile is very serious, can often recur, and can even lead to death.

Learn more about how Clostridioides difficile affects patients by reading our published article in Patient Preference and Adherence.

 

Note: Clostridioides difficile was known as Clostridium difficile at the time this video was created, which is why it is referred to as Clostridium difficile throughout the video.

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