Antibiotic-associated diarrhea

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea can be broadly divided into two groups:

  1. Clostridioides difficile colitis
  2. non-specific diarrhea

The former is a life-threatening condition, requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment whereas the later is milder and self-limiting. 

Both result from changes in the bowel flora following administration of typically broad spectrum antibiotics.

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Tag: colon
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