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Persistent severe leg trauma post accident, had pulmonary embolism and was on ventilator. Developed Klebsiella pneumoniae post leg surgery. Suggestion?

My 30 years old brother had an accident. he has been hospitalized for several weeks. He broke his legs from two places and had pulmonary embilism. he remained on ventilator for 11 days. he survived. after few days of surgery of one wound on the leg he has been diagnosed to have developed Klebsiella pneumoniae producing ESBL. Doctor is giving him antibiotics for almost a month now but his leg is getting worse. please advise.
Asked On : Sun, 29 Apr 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
What has been done on leg. I mean can you rods and screws. If yes them now the treatment is ro continue antibiotics and wait for wound to heal. Infection needs prolong antibiotics some time even for months. If there is pus then wound need drainage in ot. You can discuss all these with your doctor. Let see what he says. You can post his opinion and can consult with me.
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