C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection

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What is C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection?

Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff or C. difficile, is a type of bacteria that may cause gastrointestinal infection and in some cases a severe infection of the colon known as pseudomembranous colitis.

Common symptoms reported by people with C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 1
30s 3
40s 4
50s 11
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

86% Female
14% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection patients who have completed their condition history
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