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Peritonitis, tried zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) and now meropenem, white blood count still high and no change in numbers. How long till it starts working?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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Your antibiotic treatment for bacterial peritonitis has been appropriate.
You should have a repeat ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis to look for an undrained abscess that can be drained and cultured. Knowing the cause of the peritonitis and the diagnostic studies to date would be important in determining treatment recommendations. Hope you get better soon.

In brief: See below

Your antibiotic treatment for bacterial peritonitis has been appropriate.
You should have a repeat ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis to look for an undrained abscess that can be drained and cultured. Knowing the cause of the peritonitis and the diagnostic studies to date would be important in determining treatment recommendations. Hope you get better soon.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Sanjay Mishra
Internal Medicine

In brief: Infection

White count can be up from stress of illness.
If abdomen still hurts may need repeat ct abdomen ton rule out abcess

In brief: Infection

White count can be up from stress of illness.
If abdomen still hurts may need repeat ct abdomen ton rule out abcess
Dr. Sanjay Mishra
Dr. Sanjay Mishra
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