Is blood usually present in the stool of patients 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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Stool may be positive for blood in the presence of severe colitis, but grossly bloody stools are unusual. Fecal leukocytes are present in about half of the C difficile colitis cases.


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