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A 32-year-old female asked:

What is the proper treatment for a bladder infection with both pseudomonas aeruginosa and klebsiella oxyotoca bacteria?

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Dr. Yolanda Lagunas
40 years experience
Bacterial sensitivit: Your doctor should have your urine culture checked for sensitivity to specific antibiotics. Hopefully both bacteria are sensitive to one antibiotic but if not, two may be required. Some bacteria become resistant to certain antibiotics so sensitivities are the way to go especially if the urinary tract infection persist.
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer : Most UTIs due to single bacteria with E. coli being most common cause of uncomplicated UTI. Pseudomonas or two different cultured organisms considered complicated UTI and most often hospital-acquired due to catheterization. Results of antibiotic susceptibility from urine culture should guide treatment. Klebsiella sensitive to most oral antibiotics. Pseudomonas: oral Cipro/Levaquin or IV antibiotic
Last updated Feb 26, 2018

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