NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,463 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- Clostridium difficile
- listen (klah-STRIH-dee-um dih-FIH-sih-lee)
- A type of bacterium found in human and animal waste. Clostridium difficile is a common cause of diarrhea that occurs in hospitals. It can also cause diarrhea or other intestinal disorders in patients treated with antibiotics.