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    JerryNA, Sunspots

    It seems that it's pretty common to have C. difficile spores in one's colon, but that the pH and existing flora of a healthy intestinal tract keep it from doing all that much. It's like having a field... as long as there's healthy grass, seeds that blow over it don't have much foothold. But if you just remove all the grass and leave unexposed dirt, you'll have a plot full of weeds in no time.

    Something like that salt might be helpful to administer along with antibiotics, especially in at-risk patients.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 12:52:47 PM PDT

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