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Is levaquin 250mg po x3 days adequate dosing for a UTI w/ KLEBSIELLA OXYTOCA and Urine Culture PROTEUS MIRABILIS both > 100,000 CFU/ML for age 89?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

In brief: Maybe yes, maybe no

Frequently they work but the patient is 89 and you don't reveal any of her medical.
If it doesn't clear up then you have to get a "clean catch" urine sample for a fresh culture and sensitivity and proceed from there.

In brief: Maybe yes, maybe no

Frequently they work but the patient is 89 and you don't reveal any of her medical.
If it doesn't clear up then you have to get a "clean catch" urine sample for a fresh culture and sensitivity and proceed from there.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Need details

Elderly women should not be treated for urinary infection unless they have obvious urinary symptoms, not for mental changes.
Urine cultures are not reliable in this population because of incidental contamination of the specimen and long delay getting to the lab.

In brief: Need details

Elderly women should not be treated for urinary infection unless they have obvious urinary symptoms, not for mental changes.
Urine cultures are not reliable in this population because of incidental contamination of the specimen and long delay getting to the lab.
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