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A 30-year-old male asked:

30 and counting in antibiotic therapy with sepsis still no progress with the treatment. what can the doctor do?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Question unclear: This complex condition is not well defined by your description. Sepsis may arise from many primary sources, and in this case, if resulting in bacteremia (bacteria in blood), the question of endocarditis is significant. If the doctor has chosen treatment based upon in vitro sensitivity results they may want to consider some focus of loculated infection unreached by IV antibiotics, changing anti-

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