Managing Clostridioides difficile Infection in 2022: An Update for the Primary Care Provider
As the first line of defense in recognizing and treating Clostridioides difficile infection, primary care providers need the most up-to-date clinical information to better understand how to diagnose and treat this common infection. In this session, experts will review the changing epidemiology of C difficile, current understanding of the pathophysiology of infection, and various diagnostic strategies. Current guideline recommendations for treating initial and recurrent C difficile will be discussed along with the latest data regarding current and emerging treatment options.
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Paul Feuerstadt, MD: Speaker for Ferring/Rebiotix, SERES Therapeutics, and Takeda Therapeutics. Advisor for Ferring/Rebiotix, SERES Therapeutics, Takeda Therapeutics. and Merck and Co. Consultant for Ferring/Rebiotix, SERES Therapeutics, and Finch Therapeutics
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