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BOF: 74

An 80-year-old man has had a stroke and has a poor swallow. He keeps pulling his nasogastric tube out and is not adequately nourished. He develops diarrhoea. Stools were examined and show the presence of Clostridium difficile toxin. He has not been treated with antibiotics. In this patient the next course of action should be:

a)      Arrange a colonoscopy

b)      Arrange a barium enema

c)      Treat with metronidazole

d)      Treat with Loperamide

e) Treat with Cholestyramine

 

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