Which empiric antibiotic therapy is indicated in patients with bacterial pneumonia and exposure to antibiotics within the previous 90 days?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Answer

If the patient was exposed to antibiotics within the previous 90 days for systemic treatment of any type of bacterial infection, an alternative agent from a different class should be selected for treatment of the current illness.


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