The symptoms and clinical indicators of an acute CDI are as follows and vary in severity:7,11
- Watery diarrhea (≥3 unformed stools/24 hours), typically with a characteristic foul odor
- Anorexia, nausea
- Leukocytosis with neutrophil predominance
- Abdominal tenderness, cramps
The case fatality rate with CDI ranges from 6% to 30%.