The potential for emerging therapeutic options for Clostridium difficile infection.

@article{Mathur2014ThePF,
  title={The potential for emerging therapeutic options for Clostridium difficile infection.},
  author={Harsh Mathur and Mary C Rea and Paul D Cotter and R Paul Ross and Colin Hill},
  journal={Gut microbes},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={696-710}
}
Clostridium difficile is mainly a nosocomial pathogen and is a significant cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. It is also implicated in the majority of cases of pseudomembranous colitis. Recently, advancements in next generation sequencing technology (NGS) have highlighted the extent of damage to the gut microbiota caused by broad-spectrum antibiotics, often resulting in C. difficile infection (CDI). Currently the treatment of choice for CDI involves the use of metronidazole and vancomycin… CONTINUE READING
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