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Clostridium difficile awareness: A discussion with Steven LaRosa, MD

November is Clostridium difficile Awareness Month . The C. diff foundation says over 41 individuals lose their life to a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in the United States of America alone every day — It has no boundaries — It can be acquired by anyone –  at any location and  at any age.

Infectious disease physician and returning expert guest, Steven LaRosa, MD joined to to discuss several aspects of CDI to include diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), new treatments in the pipeline and the future of vaccines were examined.