Q&A With Colleen Kelly, MD, From Brown Alpert Medical School: Treating C-Difficile With Medication and Fecal Microbiota Transplant

C-Difficile may be a growing problem in the healthcare community, but there are also a number of very successful ways to treat the condition including medications and fecal microbiota transplant.

C-Difficile may be a growing problem in the healthcare community, but there are also a number of very successful ways to treat the condition including medications and fecal microbiota transplant.

Colleen Kelly discussed the treatment options during the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine meeting in Boston. Kelly said the more mild or moderate cases can be treated with metronidazole while more advanced cases can be treated with vencomycin. She also discussed recently approved fidaxomicin which is a more targeted treatment option.