A nurse called me the other day to notify me that a patient's stool sample came back positive for the c. difficile toxin. I told her to start the patient on the usual treatment regimen (oral vancomycin, or po/IV metronidazole).
Then she asked me if I wanted to get an ID consult.
Why would I do that? I asked.
I dunno. That's what everyone else does, she said.