Fast Five Quiz: Clostridium difficile

B.S. Anand, MD


August 05, 2019

Clostridium difficile is a gram-positive, anaerobic, spore-forming bacillus that is responsible for the development of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis. Approximately 500,000 cases occur each year in the United States alone, with as many as 29,000 patients dying within 30 days of initial diagnosis. Studies suggest that similar rates occur worldwide.

Do you know key aspects of C difficile infection and best practices from the latest guidelines? Test and refresh your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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