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  • Location: Indiana
  • Age: 30
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 7 months
  • Source: Community Acquired

Long story short, I contracted C. diff from 4 rounds of Clindamycin due to my very first root canal. I had it for 7 months. I went in to urgent care when it first started and they gave me an EIN test that came back negative. A few days later …

  • Location: North Carolina
  • Age: 46
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Four years
  • Source: Community Acquired

My struggle with C. diff began in January of 2013. I had been suffering from chronic diarrhea and weight loss, as well as severe pain and nausea. Like most people who have never heard of C. diff, I thought I had contracted a stomach bug. Well as the days turned …

Hannah Kisella
  • Location: Florida
  • Age: 22
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 4 months
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

I ended up going into the ER after being sick for over 12 days from food poisoning in October of 2018. I had gotten tested for bacteria and parasites which came back negative. The doctor told me they couldn’t find out what was making me sick for so long, so …



Advocate Meg Mimnaugh: Americans should know about deadly infection

Our Rhode Island-based Advocate Meg Mimnaugh published an op-ed in the Providence Journal to promote PLF’s “See C. diff” public education campaign.  My Turn: Americans should know about deadly infection Losing a loved one is always painful. It’s particularly excruciating when their death was preventable. Before my mom died from …