Clostridium difficile colitis (CDC) is an infection of the colon by the bacterium Clostridium difficile. This organism produces various toxins that damage the lining of the colon. The most common cause of this illness is the actual treatment of others. Certain antibiotics somehow come to prevent the benign bacteria in the colon from suppressing the Clostridium difficile. A vast majority of the diagnoses occurs during treatment in the hospital, and the staff immediately treats the disease. However, sometimes recent cases become infected by the bacterium not long after leaving the hospital.
A mild fever is one of the first three mildest symptoms of CDC. It manifests primarily as fatigue; then it evolves into a slight inability to function. This condition renders a person unable to perform daily tasks and usually leaves them bedridden. The fever will get worse in time if treated with improper medication. There are various treatments, but a temperature caused by CDC requires the illness to disappear before it can subside. Thus, the only remedy for a CDC fever consists of two to three antibiotics. A probiotic may help stabilize the intestine as well.
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