What are the treatment options for salmonella bacteremia in colitis?

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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If Salmonella bacteremia is suspected, IV cefotaxime (200 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses) or ceftriaxone (100 mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses) should be initiated. Alternative treatments include chloramphenicol (100 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses) or, in adolescents, fluoroquinolones. TMP-SMZ is the drug of choice when oral treatment is indicated.

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