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Clostridium difficile Colitis Therapeutic Response Criteria

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient's response to therapy for Clostridium difficile colitis as reported by Gerding et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

response to therapy

ICD-10:

A04.7

Description:

Gerding et al discussed criteria for therapeutic response in a patient receiving antibiotics for Clostridium difficile colitis. This can help the clinician decide if more aggressive management is needed. The authors are from Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, Loyal University Chicago, University of Pittsburgh, Maine Medical Center and the University of Vermont.

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