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Is Levaquin the right treatment for Enterobacter cloacae?

I have fought chronic osteomyelitis of the maxillary and ethmoid sinuses for ten years. Many weeks of IV meds and 9 surgeries. Today my culture came back as Enterobacter cloacae. My ENT consulted with ID doctor and orderd thirty (30) days of Levaquin. Does this seem prudent?
Tue, 27 Feb 2018
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Dear this enterobactria species is resistant to most antibiotics like fluriquinolones, macrolides,beta -lactums,Aminoglycosides, Trimethoprim and sulfa methoxazole.

They are sensitive to imipenum, Meropenem, and polymixin group of antibiotic.

The drug using fluriquinolones group. I think it is mostly not effective to control the Infection.

Please consult your treating ENT specialist he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Take care
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Is Levaquin the right treatment for Enterobacter cloacae?

Hello Thank you for trusting HCM Dear this enterobactria species is resistant to most antibiotics like fluriquinolones, macrolides,beta -lactums,Aminoglycosides, Trimethoprim and sulfa methoxazole. They are sensitive to imipenum, Meropenem, and polymixin group of antibiotic. The drug using fluriquinolones group. I think it is mostly not effective to control the Infection. Please consult your treating ENT specialist he will examine and treat you accordingly. Take care