a) Outline the specific diagnostic investigations for:
i. Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI).
ii. Complications of CDI.
b) List the features of severe CDI.
c) Discuss the management of CDI, with specific reference to severity and episode (first/recurrence).
Specific diagnostic investigations:
Investigations for complications of CDI:
Features of severe CDI:
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