Which empiric antibiotic therapy is indicated in patients with bacterial pneumonia and comorbidities or use of antimicrobials within the last 90 days?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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In patients with comorbidities such as chronic disease of the heart, lung, liver, or kidneys, diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, malignancy, immunosuppression (drug- or disease-induced), or use of antimicrobials within the last 90 days, use a respiratory fluoroquinolone or beta-lactam plus a macrolide.


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