Are probiotics recommended in the treatment of Clostridium difficile (C diff) infection (CDI)?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: Faten N Aberra, MD, MSCE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Probiotics are not recommended for the treatment of active CDI owing to limited data supporting their benefits and a potential risk for septicemia. [5] However, a meta-analysis that evaluated 34 studies and 4138 patients supported earlier studies indicating that probiotics can prevent the diarrhea that is associated with antibiotic use. [61]


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