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Updated guidelines for diagnosing and managing Clostridium difficile

Rancich, Margaret; Roman, Christopher, MMS, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: February 2019 - Volume 32 - Issue 2 - p 48–50
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000552734.33929.01
Special Topics in Infectious Diseases

ABSTRACT The updated Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines for managing Clostridium difficile infections remove metronidazole as first-line therapy and add fecal microbiota transplants to the treatment options. This article reviews the new guidelines and strategies for diagnosis and infection control.

Margaret Rancich is a student in the PA program at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind. Christopher Roman is an assistant professor in the PA program at Butler University. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Roy A. Borchardt, PA-C, PhD, and Michael D. Overcash, MPAS, PA-C, department editors

Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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