Treatment of Clostridium perfringens infection

Learn how Clostridium perfringens infection is diagnosed and treated.

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How to diagnose Clostridium perfringens infection

A Clostridium perfringens infection is diagnosed based on your symptoms and identification of the bacteria in a stool sample.

How to treat Clostridium perfringens infection

Most people recover from a Clostridium perfringens infection without treatment. If you get sick, drink plenty of water and fluids to prevent dehydration. Over-the-counter oral rehydration salts are available for mild dehydration. Severe dehydration may require hospitalization.

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