A 63 year old male had been
treated with antibiotics for a lower respiratory tract infection. He made a
good recovery but a few days following discharge he was readmitted with
diarrhoea and a diagnosis of pseuodmembranous colitis was made. He was treated
with metronidazole and the diarrhoea settled. He was discharged home but
presented a week later with diarrhoea.
In this patient which of the
following tests would you arrange?
Stool for Clostridium difficile toxin
Stools for culture and sensitivity
CT scan of the abdomen