What is the role of tomography scans in the management of nosocomial Klebsiella pneumonia?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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If response is slow, chest tomography scans may be useful in helping exclude entities that are treatable with debridement or drainage.

In patients who rapidly respond to intravenous therapy, switching to an oral quinolone is regarded as safe so long as the isolate is susceptible.


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