How are antibiotics selected for the treatment of bacterial sepsis?

Updated: Feb 05, 2019
  • Author: Amber Mahmood Bokhari, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Once an etiologic pathogen is identified, typically via culture, narrowed antibiotic therapy against the identified pathogen is appropriate (eg, penicillin for penicillin-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae).

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.

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