Can endoscopic exam findings be normal in patients with Clostridium difficile (C diff) infection (CDI)?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: Faten N Aberra, MD, MSCE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Endoscopic examination findings may be normal in patients with mild disease or may demonstrate nonspecific colitis in moderate cases. Endoscopy is the least sensitive means of diagnosing C difficile relative to stool assays.


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