Q&A With Colleen Kelly, MD, From Brown Alpert Medical School: Misdiagnosis of C-Difficile and the Future of Patient Care

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As the usage of fecal microbiota transplant becomes more common doctors are also seeing patients referred to them who may not be ideal candidates for the procedure. Work is also being done to find new ways to treat the condition.

As the usage of fecal microbiota transplant becomes more common doctors are also seeing patients referred to them who may not be ideal candidates for the procedure. Work is also being done to find new ways to treat the condition.

Colleen Kelly discussed the condition during the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine meeting in Boston. While some of the misdiagnosis was due to the patients incorrectly interpreting their symptoms, Kelly said some specialists also have made the wrong call in the process. She also said areas like better medication and vaccination could be on the horizon.

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