Are sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy indicated in fulminant 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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Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy in patients with fulminant colitis may be contraindicated because of the risk of perforation. Limited proctoscopy, with minimal air insufflation, may be a useful diagnostic tool in case of a diagnostic dilemma.


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