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Antibodies Keep C. Diff at Bay

Giving two monoclonal antibodies along with antibiotics cut recurrence of Clostridium difficile (c. diff) infection significantly. When a single injection of the two antibodies against c. difficile toxins was given, 7 percent of patients had their infection return within the next 84 days.  In comparison, patients who got a placebo shot, had a 25 percent recurrence rate. The antibodies were even more effective in preventing recurrence in patients who had had more than one episode of c. diff.

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