A 37-year-old male asked:
piperacillin/tazobactam iv will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Larry Lutwick answered
49 years experience Infectious Disease
It may but...: It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella. Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all antimicrobials except penicillin and Ampicillin and certainly sensitive to piperacillin/tazobactam. However, especially when acquired in a hospital, klebsiella can be quite resistant to therapy including pip/tazobactam.
Answered on Oct 1, 2017
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