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Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes some

There are many different cephalosporin antibiotics.
Many are not effective against ps. Aer. Those that are active against this organism are Fortaz (ceftazidime) and maxipime(cefepime).

In brief: Yes some

There are many different cephalosporin antibiotics.
Many are not effective against ps. Aer. Those that are active against this organism are Fortaz (ceftazidime) and maxipime(cefepime).
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Sometimes

There are several kinds or "generations" of cephalosporins antibiotics, which are antibiotics that are chemically related to penicillin.
Some of the drugs in this class are highly effective against pseudomonas and some are not. In fact this can vary to some degree depending on the antibiotic sensitivities specific to the pseudomonas strains prevalent in a particular hospital or community.

In brief: Sometimes

There are several kinds or "generations" of cephalosporins antibiotics, which are antibiotics that are chemically related to penicillin.
Some of the drugs in this class are highly effective against pseudomonas and some are not. In fact this can vary to some degree depending on the antibiotic sensitivities specific to the pseudomonas strains prevalent in a particular hospital or community.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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