Fecal capsules resolve Clostridium difficile infection in 90% of patients

October 13, 2014 7:08 AM

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Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterium that affects the digestive system and can lead to severe swelling of the bowel and inflammation of the colon. Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is considered a major cause of illness and death globally, with a recent significant increase in the number of both adult and child patients affected.

C. difficile produces spores that are passed out the body in feces and can survive for many weeks, sometimes months, on surfaces, devices or materials. The bacteria can then be spread by anyone who comes into contact with the contaminated surface.

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