What is the role of empiric antimicrobials in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Alfred Scott Lea, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Empiric antimicrobial therapy is rarely necessary, and waiting for species identification prior to treatment is prudent. Antibiotics can be tailored or changed based on in vitro susceptibility.


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