Bacterial Infections

  • Author: Harjot K. Singh, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • A stool sample for C difficile toxin or PCR assay should be routinely performed in the following HIV-infected patients[CDC OI]:
    • Those who have recently received or are currently receiving antibiotics or cancer chemotherapy
    • Those who are currently hospitalized or have been hospitalized in the last 4-6 weeks

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