Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile, C. diff) (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
If an individual has watery diarrhea, especially after administration of antibiotics or a recent hospitalization, C. difficile colitis should be suspected. Your physician may need to be notified in order to properly evaluate the diarrhea.
If the symptoms are severe, such as the presence of a high grade fever, severe diarrhea, moderate to severe abdominal pain, or signs of dehydration, hospitalization may be required for supportive care and treatment of the infection.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/22/2012
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