C. Difficile: How to Treat it
A natural defense mechanism used by cells in the gut neutralizes toxins generated by the C. Diff microorganism. The toxin produced requires multiple stages to become activated and this can be blocked by stopping this effect. Cysteine protease is the enzyme that can do this and researchers are hoping to discover how to stop this process in clinical practice.
Despite the possibility that this information could lead to additional therapies for C. diff, it is no more than continuing the same narrow and often misguided approach that looks to killing the microbe rather than boosting immunity and supporting bowel physiology to eliminate the infection.