Bacterial Infections

  • Author: Harjot K. Singh, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/31/21 (What's New)


  • A stool sample for C difficile toxin or PCR assay should be routinely performed in the following patients with HIV[CDC OI]:
    • Persons with acute diarrhea
    • Those who have recently received or are currently receiving antibiotics or cancer chemotherapy

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