A 63-year-old woman is hospitalized because of refractory ce

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    A 63-year-old woman is hospitalized because of refractory cellulitis. An intravenous cephalosporin is started, and she appears to be improving. On the fifth hospital day, however, she develops profuse diarrhea and a low-grade fever. Her abdomen is soft, with minimal diffuse tenderness to deep palpation and normal bowel sounds.
    Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

    a- Cryptosporidium infection

    b- Clostridium difficile infection

    c- Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli toxin ingestion

    d- drug fever

    Please can you help me?

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