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Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic?If not,which antibiotic is suitable?

Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic?If not,which antibiotic is suitable?

Maybe: Klebsiella pneumoniae can usually be treated with antibiotics. Levofloxacin is one antibiotic that may work. There are some strains of this bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics. If you had a culture done that grew this organism, then the lab should have also done sensitivities. Ask your doctor to check them. ...Read more

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I had a urine culture and it indicated klebsiella pneumoniae is present, what is the correct antiobotics I should be on? I was prescibed marcobid before the results? And is this contiagous to others?

I had a urine culture and it indicated klebsiella pneumoniae is present, what is the correct antiobotics I should be on? I was prescibed marcobid before the results? And is this contiagous to others?

Let me explain: When you have urine culture and senesevity, they will find the matching antibiotic for you. I believe microbed is good antibiotic till you receive the result. Of course could be contiguous to other. ...Read more

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Treatment for bladder infecection caused by klebsiella?

Treatment for bladder infecection caused by klebsiella?

Varies: This varies depending on the sensitivity result which is usually given whenever the culture is done. Whatever medication the organism is sensitive to, is what should be used for treatment ...Read more

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I am having recurrent klebsiella infections after cdiff / treatment. Can my family get this from me? I am now on methanmine to keep them at bay.

I am having recurrent klebsiella infections after cdiff / treatment. Can my family get this from me? I am now on methanmine to keep them at bay.

Klebsiella spp.: This is not likely to be transmitted to family members unless they are immunocompromised or have some other ongoing medical problems. Hope you get better and that this clears up soon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for e. Coli and klebsiella pneumoniae dx on a urine culture for elderly female ?

What is the treatment for e. Coli and klebsiella pneumoniae dx on a urine culture for elderly female ?

It depends: More information will be needed to answer your question. Is the elderly female symptomatic? (fever, urinary complain, etc). Depending on her clinical presentation, treatment will vary from no treatment (asymptomatic) to oral or IV antibiotic (if symptomatic or life threatening) ...Read more

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Is klebsiella pneumoniae (found in urine culture) contagious? Is it possible to keep him at home and do the treatment?

Is klebsiella pneumoniae (found in urine culture) contagious? Is it possible to keep him at home and do the treatment?

Klebsiella: Is an enteric pathogen. If it is causing a urinary tract infection, you will need to take antibiotics. If a urine infection occurs in a male patient, he needs to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest ? Thanks

Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest ? Thanks

Depends: Treatment will depend on several factors (and varies from no treatment to IV antibiotic therapy). 1. How severe is the scalp infection? 2. what are the antibiotic sensitivities to the bacteria? 3. Are there systemic symptoms (like fever, chills, malaise?). 4. Medication allergies? ...Read more