What should prompt additional screening for Clostridium difficile (C diff) infection in the workup of diarrhea?

Updated: Jan 31, 2020
  • Author: Stefano Guandalini, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Look for C difficile in persons with episodes of diarrhea characterized by colitis and/or blood in the stools. Remember that acute-onset diarrheal episodes associated with C difficile may also occur without a history of antibiotic use.

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