Intra-abdominal or hepatobiliary infections

Guidelines not covered by the NHSGGC Poster

C. difficile infection

For management of suspected Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) see here (guidance on first presentation and recurrence).

For information on alternative routes of administration of vancomycin for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection in adults please click here.

Note: Discontinue if stool sample is Clostridium difficile toxin negative or alternate diagnosis is confirmed.

For information on factors associated with CDI and how risk can be reduced through prudent prescribing see here.


Guideline reviewed: June 2021

Page updated: March 2022