Diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis.

  title={Diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis.},
  author={R F Fekety and Nandkumar S. Shah},
  volume={269 1},
Pseudomembranous colitis associated with antibiotic therapy is almost always due to an overgrowth of Clostridium difficile. If untreated, pseudomembranous colitis can lead to severe diarrhea, hypovolemic shock, toxic dilatation of the colon, cecal perforation, hemorrhage, and death. However, C difficile-associated colitis can mimic the more common "benign" antibiotic-associated diarrhea that is not caused by C difficile. An algorithm for diagnosis management of hospitalized patients with… CONTINUE READING


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