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Are there benefits to vancomycin or linezolid after no response from 1 year of pneumonia?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
If one had 1 year of symptoms they don't have pneumonia that's not getting better, but another disease that is recurrent or progressive that causes similar symptoms (ex congestive heart failure, copd, interstitial lung disease etc.
) or they have a problem leading to repeat bouts of pneumonia, such as a bronchial tumor etc. Vancomycin and Linezolid are antibiotics that cover staph.

In brief: No
If one had 1 year of symptoms they don't have pneumonia that's not getting better, but another disease that is recurrent or progressive that causes similar symptoms (ex congestive heart failure, copd, interstitial lung disease etc.
) or they have a problem leading to repeat bouts of pneumonia, such as a bronchial tumor etc. Vancomycin and Linezolid are antibiotics that cover staph.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: See below
Your question does not make sense because people do not have bacterial pneumonia for a year. You can have chronic bronchitis, usually from smoking.
You can have recurrent pneumonia usually from aspiration. You can have chronic lung infections from tb, atypical mycobacteria and fungi. Linezolid may be superior to vancomycin for MRSA pneumonia.

In brief: See below
Your question does not make sense because people do not have bacterial pneumonia for a year. You can have chronic bronchitis, usually from smoking.
You can have recurrent pneumonia usually from aspiration. You can have chronic lung infections from tb, atypical mycobacteria and fungi. Linezolid may be superior to vancomycin for MRSA pneumonia.
Dr. Michael Ein
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