Hospital patients infected with Clostridium difficile (C. diff) suffer double the rate of death than those who don’t, but now a new antibiotic called Cadazolid is in the works that brings hope.
C. Diff is a very dangerous bug that attacks about 500,000 Americans a year; usually those infected are in hospitals and nursing homes. It can lead to colitis, a dangerous condition, which is an inflammation of the intestine.
People with the following factors are at risk of hospital c. diff:
- Being 65 or older.
- Suffering previous C. diff bouts.
- Taking broad-spectrum antibiotics
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