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Thursday, March 29, 2007

What is CDIF?

I was curious when Momma mentioned CDIF, so I typed it in to Google and here is what I got.

CDIF (pronounced SeaDif) stands for Clostridium difficile. Clostridium difficile is caused by a large amount of antibiotics. And... CDIF is found frequently in the stool of children with antibiotic-associated diarrhea; however, its role as an etiological agent in children is controversial. It is also known as a "bad" bacteria.

As another side note, Clostridium Difficile is one of the most common causes of infection in the US, affecting the large bowel / Colon.

C. difficile, which can overgrow other bacteria in the gut during antibiotic therapy, can cause pseudomembranous colitis.

and lastly, the definition of Clostridium Difficile.

Clos·trid·i·um (klŏ-strĭd'ē-əm)n.
A genus of rod-shaped, spore-forming, chiefly anaerobic bacteria including the nitrogen-fixing bacteria found in soil and those causing botulism and tetanus.

So now you know.

Love, Hannah

1 comment:

Nona said...

Thank you Hannah for that education. I had wondered what CDIF was too but didn't bother to look it up. Very interesting....

love you bunches,
Nona