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post op wound culture was positive for- elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and pseudomonas aeruginosa, what kind of bacteria are these and are they bad?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unfortunately, yes

These are both serious gram negative pathogens.
E.meningoseptica is often resistant to usual gram negative agents except piperacillin, but are sensitive to vancomycin and rifampin and often sensitive to quinolones and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). What antibiotics are you treated with? ~13% of hospital-acquired pseudomonas infections are multi-drug resistant. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3841494/

In brief: Unfortunately, yes

These are both serious gram negative pathogens.
E.meningoseptica is often resistant to usual gram negative agents except piperacillin, but are sensitive to vancomycin and rifampin and often sensitive to quinolones and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). What antibiotics are you treated with? ~13% of hospital-acquired pseudomonas infections are multi-drug resistant. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3841494/
Dr. Carrie Cannon
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wound infection

These two bacteria tend to be resistant to the usual antibiotics.
The treating physicians should seek consultation from an infectious disease specialist to direct antibiotic therapy (type, route and duration of therapy) in addition to aggressive wound care.

In brief: Wound infection

These two bacteria tend to be resistant to the usual antibiotics.
The treating physicians should seek consultation from an infectious disease specialist to direct antibiotic therapy (type, route and duration of therapy) in addition to aggressive wound care.
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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