Clostridium Difficile is an infection which is caused by bacterial attacks to the body. The most common reason for this to happen is the overuse of antibiotic medications which are usually harsh on the human body. Risk increasing factors of the condition are: taking heavy doses of antibiotics and other medications, staying in a health care facility for longer periods, going through cancer treatment therapies and other reasons. Its symptoms include mild infections like watery diarrhea and mild abdominal cramping, and also severe infections like: kidney failure, swollen abdomen, dehydration, blood or pus in stool, and such others.
HOW IS CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE DIAGNOSED?
The primary means of diagnosing Clostridium difficile is by testing for the bacterial toxins in samples of stool.