What is the role of cephalosporins in the treatment of Klebsiella infections?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Cephalosporins have been widely used as monotherapy and in combination with aminoglycosides. Cephalosporins should be avoided if ESBL strains are present. In such instances, the carbapenems, especially imipenem, are effective.

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