How are pneumococcal bacteremia and sepsis treated?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Claudia Antonieta Nieves Prado, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Patients with pneumococcal bacteremia should be treated with appropriate antibiotics and supportive care.

Repeat blood cultures should always be obtained in patients with S pneumoniae bacteremia.

Patients with signs or symptoms of sepsis should be admitted to the hospital and treated aggressively with antibiotics and other medical therapies, as indicated.


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