C-diff

Ilana Kovach
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Ilana Kovach
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C-diff
1 Passed in Feces & Spreads through food
2 Increasing studies show C-diff in younger individuals
3 Antibiotic Therapy Destroy normal Gut flora
4 Toxins Kill Lining of the Intestine
5 Interventions
5.1 Stop Antibiotic That Caused infection as soon as possible
5.2 Metronidazole & Vancomycin (Severe Cases)
5.3 Fidoxamicin $$
5.4 Severe Cases (Surgery)
5.5 FMT & Probiotics
5.6 Handwashing, Contact Precautions, Disinfect Surfaces with Bleach
5.7 Increase Complex starches to Decrease Diarrhea
5.8 Monitor Fluid & Electrolytes
6 Signs & Symptoms
6.1 Mild to Moderate
6.1.1 Watery Diarrhea (3 or more times daily for 2 or more days)
6.1.2 Abdominal Cramping Tenderness
6.2 Severe
6.2.1 Watery Diarrhea 10-15x a day
6.2.2 Abdominal Cramping Severe
6.3 Naseau
6.4 Fever (WBC)
6.5 Blood/Pus in stool
6.6 Dehydration
6.7 Loss of appetite
6.8 Weight Loss
6.9 Swollen Abdomen
6.10 Kidney failure
7 Diagnostics
7.1 Stool Specimen
7.2 Enzyme Immunoassay
7.3 Cell toxicity assay
7.4 Polymerase Chain Reaction
7.5 Sigmoidoscopy/Colonoscopy
7.6 Abdominal Xray & CT scan
8 Complications
8.1 Dehydration
8.2 kidney failure
8.3 Toxic Megacolon
8.4 Bowel Preforation
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