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 Clostridium difficile is very serious, can often recur, and can even lead to death.
Learn more about how Clostridium difficile affects patients by reading the results of our recent survey.
Clostridium difficile Video