Can you be 'cured' from c-diff, or are you always colonized with it?

  1. Can you be 'cured' from c-diff, or are you always colonized with it? Is someone really only contagious when they have diarrhea, or anytime they have a stool?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter
    Your post has been moved to the General Nsg. Discussion for more responses and feedback. Good luck to you!
  4. by   sapphire18
    If someone has cdiff, they are always contagious whether having stools or not at that moment in time.I believe 2 negative stool samples will show that the person is no longer infected.
  5. by   MillieT
    Yes, medication can cure it most of the time, then there's the lovely fecal transplant I've read about a couple of times.

    ~millie
  6. by   Esme12
    Yes you can be cured of C-diff and some people have a chronic infection. SO it is a little of both.
  7. by   loriangel14
    Yes you can be cured and then just live normally with no concerns. It happened to a friend of mine about 5 years ago.She has no lasting effects.

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