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What can be done if a 5 year old male's fever is not responding to i.V. Antibiotics?

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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics
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In brief: Re-evaluate

If the child is not responding to IV antibiotics, this might mean that 1) the correct antibiotic for the organism is not being used 2) a bacteria is not the cause and will, therefore, not respond to an antibiotic.
The most common cause will be a viral infection, but other causes such as autoimmune diseases, drug fever could be considered.

In brief: Re-evaluate

If the child is not responding to IV antibiotics, this might mean that 1) the correct antibiotic for the organism is not being used 2) a bacteria is not the cause and will, therefore, not respond to an antibiotic.
The most common cause will be a viral infection, but other causes such as autoimmune diseases, drug fever could be considered.
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