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If a scenario of post op pt (on clindamycin with watery diarrhea) seems that of clostridium difficile/psuedomembranous colitis, whats the next step in dx?

1) stool culture
2)id toxin in stool
3) microscopic stool exam




  #2

Clostridium difficile toxin in stool


  #3

ok thats what i will pick too, but i read that if microscopic exam (looking for C diff) is the choice u should pick it over id toxin in stool as not every place or hospital can do this test.
this is open to discussion, anyone can post their reply with reasoning


  #4

you're right, but I met this type of Q when I did Kaplan CD and it said that C.d. toxin in stool is the best choice


  #5

ok smiling face


  #6

toxin in stool





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