C difficile testing

Kevin Karplus karplus at ararat.cse.ucsc.edu
Wed Feb 8 00:49:31 EST 1995

I have no idea what the best lab techniques are for testing for C.
difficile, but the consequences of missing an infection can be deadly.

My mother lost her colon to a C. difficile infection and my brother had
a smal piece of his removed.  Both infections were a direct
consequence of treating other infections with Keflex.
Is it true that Keflex has been withdrawn from the market because of
the high incidence of C. difficile infections resulting from its use?

Kevin Karplus		karplus at ce.ucsc.edu

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