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April 1, 2013

Antihistamine Meds May Raise Risk for Diarrheal Illness

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Patients who take antihistamines to reduce stomach acid are at increased risk for infection with Clostridium difficile, a common cause of diarrhea, a new study finds…”It’s not clear why these antihistamines increase the risk of C. difficile infection, because gastric acid does not affect C. difficile spores,” senior author Dr. Larry Baddour, an infectious diseases expert, said in a Mayo […]

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Tags: antihistimines, C. difficile infection, diarrhea, Dr. Larry Baddour, gastric acid, HealthDay, reduce stomach acid, vegetative form


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