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New Antibiotic Being Developed for C. Diff

Fibro Daily September 18, 2012

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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New Antibiotic in the Works for Dangerous C. Diff

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