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A 51-year-old female asked:

My son who is 24 years old was prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) for tonsillitis and has had diarrhea with blood for a while now. how long can that last?

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Dr. Michael Olds
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Might be serious: Antibiotic related diarrhea can sometimes be a sign of a secondary infection in the bowel. This is particularly worrisome if the diarrhea is bloody. This type of infection is due to a bacteria commonly referred to as "c. Diff" and requires additionaly therapy. Your son should have this evaluated with proper laboratory testing.
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