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A 34-year-old member asked:

My doc thinks i may have a bone infection. is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) xr the right antibiotic for it?

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Dr. Chukwuma M. Okoroji
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
It depends.: Bone infections can be caused by different bacterial, viral and other microorganisms. So depending on the causative organism will determine the right choice of treatment. Assuming that this bone infection is bacterial, the specific bacteria will need to be identified by culture. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can be an initial emperical treatment pending proper isolation of the causative agent.
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