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Diarrhea Caused by Antibiotics

Alternate Names : Antibiotic-Associated Colitis

Diarrhea Caused by Antibiotics | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

A medical history and exam help make the diagnosis. A history of recent or current antibiotic use is a good clue. A single dose of antibiotic can cause diarrhea. Cases caused by infection can be confirmed by testing the stool. The stool test looks for a toxin made by C. difficile.

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Diarrhea Caused by Antibiotics: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Minot Cleveland, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/07/01

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