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Meaning of "C.difficile" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF C.DIFFICILE

C.difficile  [dɪˈfɪsɪli] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF C.DIFFICILE

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C.difficile is a noun.
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WHAT DOES C.DIFFICILE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

C.difficile

Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile diarrhea (from the Greek kloster (κλωστήρ), "spindle", and Latin difficile, "difficult, obstinate"), is a type of infectious diarrhea caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile. Clostridium difficile is also known as CDF/cdf, or C. diff, is a species of Gram-positive spore-forming bacteria. While it can be a minor part of normal colonic flora, the bacterium is thought to cause disease when competing bacteria in the gut have been reduced by antibiotic treatment. C. difficile infections are the most common cause of pseudomembranous colitis, and in rare cases this can progress to toxic megacolon, which can be life-threatening. C. difficile infection (CDI) is a growing problem in healthcare facilities. Outbreaks occur when humans accidentally ingest spores in a medical facility. The infection kills 14,000 people a year in America alone. When the bacteria are in a colon in which normal gut flora has been destroyed (usually after a broad-spectrum antibiotic such as clindamycin has been used), the gut becomes overrun with C. difficile.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE C.DIFFICILE

ancile
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «C.DIFFICILE»

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Clostridium difficile
The analysis of C difficile virulence factors, including the toxins, has been hampered by the lack of a system for genetic transformation. ln this regard, Mullany et al. have reported some success in gene transfer using conjugative transposons ...
K. Aktories, T.D. Wilkins, 2000
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Trauma: Critical Care
Clostridium difficile is a gram-positive, spore forming, anaerobic bacillus. The primary source of infection is nosocomial. It is estimated that 20% to 30% of patients will test positive for C. difficile after admission to the hospital, compared to 2% of ...
William C. Wilson, Christopher M. Grande, David B. Hoyt, 2007
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Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Essentials of ...
(Courtesy of Dr. Gilda Jones and the CDC.) whereas the cytotoxin is the primary cause of pseudomembra- nous colitis. C. difficile is a frequent cause of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections. Spores of C. difficile are frequently transmitted ...
Paul G. Engelkirk, Janet L. Duben-Engelkirk, 2008
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Infectious Disease Secrets
Even the antibiotics used to treat C. difficile-re\ated AAD, metronidazole and vancomycin, have been implicated on rare occasions. The most frequently implicated antibiotics, however, include clindamycin, extended-spectrum penicillins and ...
Robert H. Gates, 2003
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Advanced Therapy in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease
to C. difficile has been reduced by treatment with antibiotics including metronidazole or vancomycin. Second, further exposure to C. difficile is likely to occur. This may result from the germination of antibiotic resistant spores remaining in the ...
Theodore M. Bayless, Anna Diehl, 2005
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Clostridium difficile: methods and protocols
This book reviews the state of the art of methods available for the molecular analysis and investigation of virulence of the important human pathogen Clostridium difficile.
Peter Mullany, Adam P. Roberts, 2010
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Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review
It was not until the 1970s that C. difficile was implicated as a causative factor in pseudomembranous colitis. Although C. difficile-associated disease was described before antibiotics were used, most current cases are associated with antibiotic ...
Stephen C. Hauser, Darrell S. Pardi, John J. Poterucha, 2005
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Textbook of Microbiology & Immunology
C. difficile is responsible for the development of antibiotic- associated diarrhea and colitis. While earlier, it was noted that the bacterium produced a potent toxin, the role of C. difficile as a causative agent of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and ...
Parija, 2009
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Principles and Practice of Clinical Bacteriology
The explanation for this observation was that after colonisation those patients who became asymptomatic carriers had significantly greater increases in serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) anti-toxin A than did those who had C. difficile diarrhoea.
Stephen Gillespie, Peter M. Hawkey, 2006
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Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology
On the other hand, an anaerobic transport container (transported at 25°C) should be used for specimens to be processed for isolation and identification of C. difficile. Specimens to be processed for the C. difficile latex agglutination test ...
Elmer W. Koneman, 2006

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «C.DIFFICILE»

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HPHA Declares End To Stratford C.Difficile Outbreak
C. difficile is a bacteria that can be found in people's bowels and typically does not cause any problems or symptoms in healthy people. «BlackburnNews.com, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. C.difficile [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cdifficile>. Apr 2019 ».
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