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30 days in counting in antibiotic therapy treating with severe sepsis and still no response or progress. What can the doctor do?

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In brief: Blood culture

30 days of sepsis is a long time and your doctor should have a good idea where the source of your infection is through your history, physical exam and radiologic studies.
Cultures of specimen such as blood, sputum, urine or other fluids should be done to determine what bacteria or fungus or virus to treat with the right antibiotic.

In brief: Blood culture

30 days of sepsis is a long time and your doctor should have a good idea where the source of your infection is through your history, physical exam and radiologic studies.
Cultures of specimen such as blood, sputum, urine or other fluids should be done to determine what bacteria or fungus or virus to treat with the right antibiotic.
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