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How is clostridium (c diff) infection diagnosed?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Stool test

Usually c.
Diff is determined by the presence of c.Diff toxin. If it present the patient has c.Diff infection. This is usually done through stool testing.

In brief: Stool test

Usually c.
Diff is determined by the presence of c.Diff toxin. If it present the patient has c.Diff infection. This is usually done through stool testing.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Clinically & tests

Sometimes you can suspect the diagnosis based on the clinical circumstances.
You can also detect the presence of the toxin in stools with lab tests designed for this purpose.

In brief: Clinically & tests

Sometimes you can suspect the diagnosis based on the clinical circumstances.
You can also detect the presence of the toxin in stools with lab tests designed for this purpose.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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