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Gut Superbug and link to Colitis?

Posted by Megan on June 10, 2008

Have you heard about the Gut SuperBug that is increasing in cases in hospitals and nursing homes?  According to this article ” The germ, resistant to some antibiotics, has become a regular menace in hospitals and nursing homes. The study found it played a role in nearly 300,000 hospitalizations in 2005, more than double the number in 2000. The infection, Clostridium difficile, is found in the colon and can cause diarrhea and a more serious intestinal condition known as colitis (my emphasis). It is spread by spores in feces. But the spores are difficult to kill with most conventional household cleaners or antibacterial soap.”

It will be helpful when research is able to identify “triggers” of IBD, should help advance the knowledge about the diseases.

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