In this brief, case-based activity, meet a 35-year-old man with a history of ulcerative colitis (UC) who has been admitted to the hospital. Approximately 2 weeks ago, he began experiencing a symptom flare-up with numerous loose stools per day with small amounts of blood and mucus, low-grade fevers, and abdominal pain. As you move through this activity, you will be directed to useful resources to help you make diagnostic and management decisions for this patient and see how your answers compare with your peers’. Receive insights from gastroenterologist, Amy Barto, MD, on identifying and managing Clostridioides difficile infection (formerly known as Clostridium difficile) in a patient with UC.
Amy Barto, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology