How is the toxic megacolon complication of Clostridium difficile (C diff) infection (CDI) diagnosed?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: Faten N Aberra, MD, MSCE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Toxic megacolon is an acute toxic colitis with dilatation of the colon. This condition is diagnosed clinically in a patient with signs and symptoms of severe toxicity, the presence of a tender abdomen, and a dilated colon on plain radiograph of the abdomen.


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