At Ocala Infectious Disease and Wound Care in Ocala, Florida, we provide treatment for Clostridium Difficile Colitis, or C-Diff Colitis.
C-Diff Colitis occurs primarily in those who are taking antibiotics for a bacterial infection. When the antibiotics react with bacteria in the colon, it can kill bad bacteria along with good bacteria, leaving the C-Diff bacteria to grow in the large intestine. This bacteria release harmful toxins into your intestine, leading to diarrhea, fever and cramps of the abdomen.
C-Diff Colitis can also be spread when someone carrying the bacteria makes contact with a person or object. The best way to prevent C-Diff Colitis is to wash your hands often, especially when you work in a healthcare setting such as a hospital.
If you have been diagnosed with Clostridium Difficile Colitis, contact the team of infectious disease specialists at Ocala Infectious Disease and Wound Care to discuss treatment options. Call us today to schedule an appointment: (352) 401-7552