Deadly Stomach Infection Rising in Community Settings

Posted on October 28th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic Study Finds, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a sometimes deadly stomach bug, Clostridium difficile, (http://www.mayoclinic.org/c-difficile/) is on the rise in outpatient settings. Clostridium difficile is a serious bacteria that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon…

 

"Recent reports have shown increasing incidence and severity of C. difficile infection -- especially in the older population," says Darrell Pardi, M.D.

 

Twin Cities Business Journal, 10/26/09

Tags: clostridium difficile, GI, stomach infection

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