Operational Medicine 2001, Health
Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau
of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington,
C. Difficile infections in the intestine produce a spectrum of clinical
disease, ranging from asymptomatic carriers to moderate diarrheal illness,
to severe, life-threatening enterocolitis.
The diagnosis is suspected on the basis of prior broad-spectrum
antibiotic exposure and semi-formed, not liquid stool.
The diagnosis is confirmed by the presence of C. Dif. Toxin in a
|C. Difficile Toxin
*These are general values taken from a variety of
sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one
type of testing protocol to another.