"Clostridium difficile" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A common inhabitant of the colon flora in human infants and sometimes in adults. It produces a toxin that causes pseudomembranous enterocolitis (ENTEROCOLITIS, PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS) in patients receiving antibiotic therapy.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Clostridium difficile".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Clostridium difficile".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Clostridium difficile" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Clostridium difficile" was a major or minor topic of these publication.