Clostridioides difficile infection - information for people who are getting care, their visitors, and anyone else who is in a healthcare setting

Publication Date: 02 April 2020

​​​Clostridioides difficile is sometimes called C. difficile (or C. diff) for short. It is a bacterium (or germ) that some people have in their bowel. It doesn’t normally cause any problems in healthy people. 

This leaflet is for people who are getting care, their visitors, and anyone else who is in a healthcare setting.

Resource information

Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Leaflet