How are inpatient Proteus infections treated?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Shirin A Mazumder, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Repeat blood cultures, if positive, to document clearance.

Remove catheters as soon as possible. Replace only if required and only after patient has completely responded to therapy.

Switch from intravenous to oral therapy as soon as possible once directed based on identification and sensitivities.

Monitor renal function and provide adequate fluid support either via the intravenous or oral route.


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