Doctors for Clostridium Difficile in Bammapur oni, Hubli-Dharwad
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Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that causes diarrhoea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. The various symptoms are:
• Watery diarrhoea (at least three bowel movements per day for two or more days)
• Loss of appetite
• Abdominal pain or tenderness
HOW IS CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE DIAGNOSED?
A gastroenterologist performs the following tests to diagnose this disease:
1. Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy
2. X-Ray of the pelvic region
3. Blood test
5. Stool test
HOW IS CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TREATED?
The most effective treatment in prescribing proper antimicrobial medication. Homeopathic medicines also help in the treatment. Probiotics may be useful to treat infection and prevent recurrence. Fecal bacteriotherapy also known as stool transplant is effective in those for whom antibiotics have not worked. Surgery may improve the outcomes.
DID YOU KNOW?
Severe inflammation of the colon infection occurs in some cases which account for most of the serious complications such as perforation or rupture of the colon, and death. Most people who die of the infection are elderly people who are frail or ill with other ailments and who develop the infection during a hospital stay.