Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Antibiotic Associated Colitis Evaluation

The evaluation of pseudomembranous colitis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with pseudomembranous colitis may include:

Test are required to make the diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate pseudomembranous colitis include:

A stool culture can detect:

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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