Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and request the following tests to confirm the diagnosis and identify possible complications:
- Blood tests.
- Stool culture.
- Computed tomography.
The treatment to be followed will depend on the severity of the case and the type of complications caused by the infection, but in most cases it begins with the suspension of the antibiotic that caused it (if you are still taking the drugs that caused it), and the prescription of a specific antibiotic for the bacteria C. difficile.
If your condition is severe, you will have a fecal transplant to implant healthy intestinal microbiota and restore the bacterial balance.
When there is a ruptured colon or serious intestinal insufficiency, the only option is surgery to repair the damage.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.