A 24-year-old male asked:
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can c diff show up in stool test & have no symptoms other than constipation. doc not in at time. not sure if treatment needed. toxin b present.

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Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes-but no tx needed: The latest c diff test that uses "pcr" (polymerase chain reaction) technology is 98-99% accurate. The test result may be reliable, but, it's important that a skilled clinician examine and talk to the pt. Using their clinical judgement, if a pt has no diarrhea, high white blood cell count, and the test result is positive. You do not need therapy. Talk to the doctor re: specifics of your case.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015

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