Flashcards in W3-3 Clostridium difficile case study Deck (13)
C. diff bacterium type
gram (+) rod
C. diff: anaerobic, aerobic, or facultative anaerobe?
Product of anaerobic metabolism in C. diff
butyric acid, acetone, and derivatives
How does C. diff reproduce?
Does purell kill endospores?
Gold standard for C. diff diagnosis
Severe complication of C. diff in colon
Complication of toxic megacolon
being a great rock band name
pressing on diaphragm, makes breathing difficult
cytotoxin: disrupts cytoskeleton and damages cell:cell boundries
First line antibiotic for C. diff
Second line antibiotic for C. diff