What are the common physical findings in individuals with Clostridium difficile (C diff) colitis?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: Faten N Aberra, MD, MSCE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Physical examination may reveal the following in patients with the disorder:

  • Fever: Especially in more severe cases

  • Dehydration

  • Lower abdominal tenderness

  • Rebound tenderness: Raises the possibility of colonic perforation and peritonitis

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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