Clostridioides difficile: what it is, how to prevent, how to treat

Information on Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infections: symptoms, prevention and treatment.


Clostridioides difficile infection factsheet

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This document on Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) is for health professionals and covers:

  • symptoms
  • who it affects
  • infection control in hospitals
  • how to treat it
Published 1 February 2009
Last updated 6 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Replaced name Clostridium difficile with Clostridioides difficile to reflect changes in microbial taxonomy.

  2. First published.