Tag Archive: Clostridium difficile

A Closer Look at C. difficile from the MN Department of Health

What is Clostridium difficile? Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive spore-forming anaerobe that can be found in the stomach and intestines of healthy people. The bacterium was first described in 1935 by Hall and O’Toole who named “difficile” because they were…
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Watch List: Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

Written By: Robert C. Jerris, Ph.D. D (ABMM) Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA A simple tubing trip down a rushing river; an encounter with a rock resulting in a small abrasion on the knee; a…
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