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A 29-year-old female asked:

How would you treat a bladder infection from group b strep (tested, high number of colonies) that doesn't respond to ampicillin/penicillin?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Very unusual: This is almost impossible: GBS is uniformly susceptible to ampicillin and related penicillins. You may need testing to confirm if you are now infected with a different bacteria; and whether you still have a urinary tract infection or some other explanation for your symptoms (e.g., STDs like chlamydia or gonorrhea). Discuss with your doctor. Good luck!
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