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C. DIFF STORIES
Jessica L.
  • Location: New York
  • Age: 38
  • Gender: F
  • Length:
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

Jessica L. C. diff Story My C. diff story began at the end of my pregnancy with my second child, my son, who was born in October 2015. I was put on Clindamycin after the Metronidazole I was prescribed six or seven times for bacterial vaginosis that caused me to …

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 …

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WE WON! Medicare will continue reporting C. diff and other infections

We won! Following strong pushback from Peggy Lillis Foundation, The Leapfrog Group, and many other individuals and organizations, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday (August 2, 2018) that it will continue the public reporting of Clostridium difficile and other healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).  In May, CMS proposed a rule …

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