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Gastroenterology Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/SGA.0b013e318280f817
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Clostridium difficile Infection and Fecal Bacteriotherapy

Mitchell, Indya RN, MSN, FNP-BC; Shropshire, KaSheena RN, MSN, FNP-C; Ruel, Jennifer DNP, RN, FNP-BC

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Abstract

Clostridium difficile, also called “C. diff,” is a gram-positive bacillus associated with nosocomial infections involving diarrhea, most often seen in developing countries. The severity of C. diff–associated diarrhea varies tremendously from mild and self-limiting to fulminant and life-threatening. C. diff has become an extremely important pathogen in community health but can be minimized with attention to proper hygiene. This article presents a case study regarding the treatment and management options of C. diff infection using a recent update of clinical guidelines for patient management.

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