Clostridium difficileOverview

overview

Clostridium difficile, also called C. diff, is a type of bacteria that can cause a bowel infection.

symptoms

Symptoms of a Clostridium difficile infection include diarrhoea, a high temperature and feeling sick.

treatments_overview

A Clostridium difficile infection is usually treated with antibiotics that are known to kill the bacteria.

causes

Most people get a Clostridium difficile infection while taking antibiotics for another reason. You can catch it from other people.

Page last reviewed: 23/11/2018
Next review due: 23/11/2021