Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI)

The surveillance definition of CDI includes the presence of diarrhea, or at least three liquid stools within 24 hours, and a positive C. difficile stool test by PCR or toxigenic assay

Note: Discontinue antibiotics for other indications if possible

Please see Management of CDI in Women’s Health > Pulse > Antimicrobial Stewardship Website


For patients whose diarrhea is deemed a result of CDI, treatment recommendations as follows: