Rapid change of fecal microbiome and disappearance of Clostridium difficile in a colonized infant after transition from breast milk to cow milk

@article{Davis2016RapidCO,
  title={Rapid change of fecal microbiome and disappearance of Clostridium difficile in a colonized infant after transition from breast milk to cow milk},
  author={Manli Y. Davis and Husen Zhang and Lera Brannan and Robert Carman and James H. Boone},
  journal={Microbiome},
  year={2016},
  volume={4},
  pages={1-10}
}
BackgroundClostridium difficile is the most common known cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Upon the disturbance of gut microbiota by antibiotics, C. difficile establishes growth and releases toxins A and B, which cause tissue damage in the host. The symptoms of C. difficile infection disease range from mild diarrhea to pseudomembranous colitis and toxic megacolon. Interestingly, 10–50 % of infants are asymptomatic carriers of C. difficile. This longitudinal study of the C. difficile… CONTINUE READING

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