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C. DIFF STORIES
Allie
  • Location: Minnesota
  • Age: 22
  • Gender: F
  • Length:
  • Source: Other

No antibiotics. No visits to a hospital or nursing home. No idea what C. diff was. I was a happy, healthy 22-year-old woman. I tell people that 2018 isn’t my year. It has been months, so let me start from the beginning. As a warning, this will be blunt, honest …

Ashlee
  • Location: New York
  • Age: 20
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Three Years
  • Source: Community Acquired

As a child, I had always been very sick and required many different antibiotics for various things. In high school I had strep throat 10 times in one year (each time requiring antibiotics) and eventually got my tonsils out in 2013. Even though getting my tonsils out helped the strep …

Kristal
  • Location: International
  • Age: 27
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Four Months
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

Living the story you want to tell… I have avoided writing about my struggle because it is a reminder of how scary that time was, but I have decided it is time to tell my story. I am hoping it will raise awareness and help others going through their own …

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By Angela Kelly Antibiotic Stewardship and the C. Difficile Infection June 14, 2018 [MD Magazine] Dr. Peter Salgo, MD Magazine: “Let’s turn to the 800-pound gorilla in the room: the inappropriate use of antibiotics, whether out in the real world or in the hospital setting. From personal experience, I can …

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