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1

Most virulent strain of C. Diff

NAP-1/027

2

Risk factors for C. Diff

Antibiotic use (especially those combos of clindamycin, penicillin, cephalosporins, fluroquinolones), hospitalization, Increased age,

3

Drug of choice in mild C Diff

Metronidazole

4

AE of metronisdazole?

Causes neuropathy, not good for pregnancy (crosses placenta and into breast milk)

5

Vancomycin is the drug of choice for what kind of C Diff

Severe or recurrent. May also be given to pregnant pts. Can be given rectally.

6

Fidaxomycin

Really expensive but its awesome because it leaves the normal flora intact, minimal systemitization, Better than vanc