In an episode of the television show House Dr House

In an episode of the television show House, Dr. House pulled the patient’s tracheostomy tube and viewed into the pharynx to find evidence of a pseudomembrane. He then contacted the CDC to obtain the patient’s needed treatment.
a. What did he think the patient was suffering from? Is this a notifiable disease?
b. What did he obtain from the CDC, and how will it be able to effectively treat the patient?

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