Does cessation of antibiotics that cause Clostridium difficile (C diff) colitis lower the risk of recurrence?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: Faten N Aberra, MD, MSCE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Cessation of the causative antibiotic is essential when possible, as this may affect the risk of recurrence of infection with C difficile. [5] Avoid antidiarrheal agents (eg, diphenoxylate with atropine); they have been reported to increase the duration and severity of symptoms.


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