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antibiotic-associated diarrheaAntibiotic-associated colits, gastroenteritis Diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile, most often seen in a Pt taking antibiotics; many persons infected with.C difficile are asymptomatic; in others, a C difficile toxin causes diarrhea, abdominal pain, severe colitis, fever, ↑ WBCs, vomiting, dehydration and, with time, develop pseudomembranous colitis and perforation Management Lactobacillus GG therapy
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an·ti·bi·ot·ic-as·so·ci·a·ted di·ar·rhe·a(antē-bī-otik-ă-sōsē-ā-tĕd dīă-rēă)
Disordered production of liquid or oversoft fecal matter caused by the reaction of the gastric regions to introduction of an antibiotic that adversely affects intestinal flora.
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Mild to moderate diarrhea in individuals taking oral antibiotics. The antibiotics destroy the normal flora in the gastrointestinal tract. See: pseudomembranous colitis
See also: diarrhea
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