Clostridium difficile Infection

Ian M. Paquette, David B. Stewart

Key Concepts

  • More virulent strains of C. difficile such as ribotype 027 are associated with severe clinical infection.
  • CDI in IBD patients should be treated with vancomycin.
  • CDI is often associated with an exaggerated leukocytosis.
  • Fecal transplant is effective therapy for recurrent CDI.

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Last updated: January 26, 2022