Monday, June 07, 2010

Revised C diff guidelines

---reflect concern about the new (well, not so new now) hypervirulent strain. An article in Hospitalist News outlines the key points:

The most commonly used toxin assay is not very sensitive and will miss some cases.

Definitions of severity are provided. Initial treatment choice is based on severity. In severe disease start with vanco.

The original document is here.

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