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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can u still get toxic mega colon if ur on treatment for c diff? or will treatment prevent that

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
C. difficile: The answer depends upon your response to medications. There are strains of cl. Difficile that are resistant to medications used to treat this condition, and toxic megacolon may occur secondary to the severity of infection encountered prior to institution of therapy. You need to keep in close touch with your treating doctor.
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