Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile, C. diff) (cont.)
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C. diff Follow-up
Follow-up with a doctor after the completion of therapy for C. diff is strongly recommended. It is not necessary to repeat stool tests after the completion of therapy unless the symptoms persist (unresponsive to treatment) or recur after initial resolution (relapse).
Relapse and recurrent infections are not uncommon and are present in more than 20% of individuals who have C. diff infection. Therefore, if symptoms suggestive of C. difficile colitis recur at any time after the initial episode, prompt follow up with the physician is important.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/12/2014
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