Clostridium difficile

What is Clostridium Difficile? 

Clostridium difficile is one of many bacteria that live harmlessly in the human bowel. ‘Good’ bacteria keep it in check. Some antibiotics can 'kill off' the good bacteria and occasionally damage the lining of the bowel.

Sometimes there are no symptoms of Clostridium difficile, but often it presents itself as diarrhoea, fever; loss of appetite; nausea and abdominal pains and tenderness.

View our leaflet about Clostridium Difficile.