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What is the recommended treatment for c. Difficile diarrhea?

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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Vancomycin/Flagyl

Antibiotics (especially clindamycin) select for the overproliferation of clostridium difficile in the colon which can lead to profuse, watery diarrhea (and ultimately megacolon).
For severe cases, a course of IV Metronidazole (flagyl) or oral vancomycin is the mainstay therapy. Fidaxomicin (dificid) is a newer drug that is also being used to selectively target pathogenic c. Difficile.

In brief: Vancomycin/Flagyl

Antibiotics (especially clindamycin) select for the overproliferation of clostridium difficile in the colon which can lead to profuse, watery diarrhea (and ultimately megacolon).
For severe cases, a course of IV Metronidazole (flagyl) or oral vancomycin is the mainstay therapy. Fidaxomicin (dificid) is a newer drug that is also being used to selectively target pathogenic c. Difficile.
Rishi Kumar
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Dr. Olga Nilova
Pediatrics
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In brief: Metronidazole

Metronidazole is a standard of care for c.
Diff diarrhea.

In brief: Metronidazole

Metronidazole is a standard of care for c.
Diff diarrhea.
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