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Use of metronidazole and ciprofloxacin in typhoid fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   sir why we give metronidazole with ciprofloaxin i.v in typhoid fever
Doctor :   usualy ciprofolxacin will be given in typhoid fever
User :   but why this combination is given so often
Doctor :   to make the intestine free from bacteria
User :   but it can be freed alone with cipro then why metronidazole
Doctor :   it depens on the situation
Doctor :   if you travel to developing country or third world country
User :   what are anerobes
Doctor :   to make your intestine free from ameobas
Doctor :   and anearobes
Doctor :   anaerobes
Doctor :   they are different bacteria which wont need oxygen for their survival
Doctor :   and grows in less oxygen environments

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