Which empiric antibiotics are indicated in ICU patients with bacterial pneumonia?

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

For ICU patients, choose one option below:

  • IV beta-lactam plus IV macrolide

  • IV beta-lactam plus IV antipneumococcal quinolone

  • If the patient has a documented beta-lactam allergy, administer IV antipneumococcal quinolone plus IV aztreonam


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