C. Diff FAQs

What is Clostridium difficile (C. diff)?
Does Stanford Health Care have a C. diff infection problem?
Who is at risk of a C. diff infection?
How is C. diff transmitted?
Are all patients exposed to the bacteria infected with C. diff?
How can you tell the difference between someone who has C. diff colonization and C. diff infection?
How does Stanford Health Care ensure only patients who actually have a C. diff infection receive treatment?
How can C. diff infections be prevented?