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Colite à Clostridium difficile: nouvelles recommandations de prise en charge [Clostridium difficile infections: update on new European recommendations].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Clostridium difficile infections: update on new European recommandations While metronidazole and vancomycin have been the only drug options to date for the treatment of C. difficile infection, new therapeutic approaches with promising results have recently emerged for the treatment of the first episode and relapses. Fidaxomicin is a new macrocyclic antibiotic more active against C. difficile and with a narrow spectrum allowing preservation of the intestinal microbiota. While having the same efficacy as vancomycin for the treatment of the first episode, this agent is associated with a lower rate of relapse. The highest relapse-free cure rate is achieved through fecal microbiota transplantation, which should be considered for patients with multiple relapses.
Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use, Clostridium difficile, Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous/therapy, Feces/microbiology, Humans, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Transplantation
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