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A 33-year-old man presents to the emergency room for diarrhea. He states it is profuse and watery and has not been improving over the past week. He is generally healthy; however, he was recently hospitalized during spring break and treated for alcohol intoxication and an aspiration pneumonia. While on spring break, the patient also went camping and admits eating undercooked chicken and drinking from mountain streams. His temperature is 100.5°F (38.1°C), blood pressure is 111/74 mmHg, pulse is 110/min, respirations are 16/min, and oxygen saturation is 98% on room air. Physical exam is notable for a fatigued appearing man. His abdomen is non-tender. Which of the following is the best management of this patient?
Ciprofloxacin and metronidazole
No treatment indicated
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