A patient on your ward is being treated with ceftriaxone for pneumonia. Two days after antibiotic administration, she begins to experience watery diarrhea, but no fever.Clostridium difficile PCR testing on a stool sample comes back positive. The patient’s CBC, lytes and creatinine are within normal limits.
- What is your initial treatment for this patient?
- How would your management change if the patient developed a fever, an elevated WBC count, and hypotension?