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Suggest treatment for Klebsiella pneumonia and Citrobacter freundii infection

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Posted on Thu, 18 Sep 2014
Question: I have been diagnosed to have two Bacterias, namely Klebsiella Pneumonia and Citrobacter freundii, what is the best treatment to get rid of them?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Please, ask for an antibiogram

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for using our services.

The best drug for these germs would be determined by further testing of the culture. Various antibiotics would be directly used to identify which can act on these germs. This is called antibiotic sensitivity testing. It is a routine procedure after germ isolation . You need not get bothered by this as your final results would contain this information. There is no added advantage in starting with an empiric antibiotics at this time when we are very close to identifying the single best drug for this.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thank you so much for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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Suggest treatment for Klebsiella pneumonia and Citrobacter freundii infection

Brief Answer: Please, ask for an antibiogram Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for using our services. The best drug for these germs would be determined by further testing of the culture. Various antibiotics would be directly used to identify which can act on these germs. This is called antibiotic sensitivity testing. It is a routine procedure after germ isolation . You need not get bothered by this as your final results would contain this information. There is no added advantage in starting with an empiric antibiotics at this time when we are very close to identifying the single best drug for this. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thank you so much for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.