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Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: It may but...

It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella.
Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all antimicrobials except penicillin and Ampicillin and certainly sensitive to piperacillin/tazobactam. However, especially when acquired in a hospital, klebsiella can be quite resistant to therapy including pip/tazobactam.

In brief: It may but...

It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella.
Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all antimicrobials except penicillin and Ampicillin and certainly sensitive to piperacillin/tazobactam. However, especially when acquired in a hospital, klebsiella can be quite resistant to therapy including pip/tazobactam.
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