Information on COVID-19
Learn more about COVID-19, information about previously scheduled appointments and what you can do to help protect your child and family. View COVID-19 information.
Riley at IU Health Facilities have implemented visitor restrictions to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory viruses. View visitor restrictions.
Information on Previously Scheduled Outpatient Appointments
To ensure the health and safety of all our patients and team members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re making adjustments to some of our outpatient appointments. View updates to outpatient appointments.
Free Virtual Coronavirus Screenings
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings. View screening details.
Información sobre el COVID-19
Obtenga más información acerca del COVID-19, incluyendo las preguntas más frecuentes y lo que puede hacer para ayudar a protegerse y proteger a su familia. Ver información del COVID-19.
Restricciones para visitantes
Las instalaciones de salud de IU Health han implementado restricciones a los visitantes para ayudar a minimizar la propagación del COVID-19, la gripe y otros virus respiratorios. Ver restricciones para visitantes.
Información sobre citas ambulatorias previamente programadas
Para asegurar la salud y la seguridad de todos nuestros pacientes y empleados durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19), estamos haciendo ajustes en algunas de nuestras citas ambulatorias. Ver actualizaciones de citas ambulatorias.
Exámenes de coronavirus virtuales gratuitos
IU Health ha lanzado una clínica virtual para ofrecer a las personas en Indiana, independientemente de la edad, evaluaciones virtuales para la detección del coronavirus (COVID-19). Ver detalles de la evaluación.
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a bacteria present in soil, air, water, human and animal feces and on most surfaces. C. diff bacteria are passed in feces and can be spread to food, surfaces and objects when people do not thoroughly wash their hands. When ingested, the bacteria do not create a problem unless it grows in abnormally large numbers in the intestinal tract and begins to attack the lining of the intestine.
The colon contains hundreds of different kinds of good bacteria important for good health, including bacteria that suppress the growth of harmful organisms. However, without enough good bacteria, dangerous bacteria such as C. diff can grow out of control and cause harm. Good bacteria may be destroyed when your child takes an antibiotic to treat an infection.
Symptoms of C. diff include:
If your child has symptoms of C. diff, a pediatric gastroenterologist can perform the following tests to make a diagnosis:
To stop a C. diff infection, your child's body needs to rid itself of the harmful bacteria and replace any good bacteria that were lost. Treatments for C. diff include:
Visit the website below to learn more about Clostridium difficile.
Riley at IU Health offers a broad range of supportive services to make life better for families who choose us for their children's care.
The Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Department at Riley at IU Health conducts clinical research to find better ways to prevent and treat infection. Ask one of our pediatric gastroenterologists for more information about our studies and ways to participate.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
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