Guidelines
Clostridium difficile Infection

Clostridium difficile Infection

Other Treatment Considerations

Non-severe

  • WBC 15,000 cells/mm³ or less AND SCr < 1.5 mg/dL

Severe

  • WBC > 15,000 cells/mm³ AND SCr > 1.5mg/dL

Fulminant/Complicated

  • Hypotension, shock, ileus or toxic megacolon

Do not use anti-diarrheal medications such as loperamide

Discontinue antibiotics as soon as possible once C. diff is suspected via multiple loose stools