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Diagnosing Clostridioides difficile Infection

March 15, 2023

"Dr. Foong, my patient developed new diarrhea while on antibiotics for community acquired pneumonia (CAP). Should this patient be tested for Clostridioides difficile?"

This is one of the most common questions that I get asked in my daily clinical practice as an infectious disease doctor.

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