In this small prospective study of patients with confirmed Cdiff, those with a false negative EIA were similar to EIA+ positive patients in most all clinical indicators. Those with false negative testing Cdiff are just as sick as those with true positive testing (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.