Clostridium Difficile-Induced Diarrhea

(Pseudomembranous colitis) By Clostridium difficile strains formed in the gastrointestinal tract toxins cause pseudomembranous colitis, typically after the intake of antibiotics. The symptoms consist of a sometimes bloody diarrhea, which often evolved to sepsis and acute abdomen. The diagnosis is made by the detection of C. difficile toxin in the stool. Treatment is with oral metronidazole or oral vancomycin. C. difficile is the most common cause of antibiotic-associated colitis, which…

September 3, 2018