Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive bacterium with the capacity of spore generation. The C. difficile infections, related to antibiotic treatment, have increased in number and severity during the last few years; increasing the health problems caused by this bacterium. One of the most important problems of the C. difficile infection is the recurrence. Due to all of these facts, researchers have been searching for new treatments such as faecal microbiota transplantation or bacteriocins development.
Part of the book: Clostridium Difficile