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Best treatment of typhoid fever?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Cipro/Levaquin

The strain of salmonella typhi needs to be tested for antibiotic sensitivity.
For uncomplicated typhoid fever with a sensitive strain the best treatment is oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin. Alternatives are amoxicillin, septra or azithromycin. Quinolone risistant strains are best treated with Azithromycin or IV ceftriaxone.

In brief: Cipro/Levaquin

The strain of salmonella typhi needs to be tested for antibiotic sensitivity.
For uncomplicated typhoid fever with a sensitive strain the best treatment is oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin. Alternatives are amoxicillin, septra or azithromycin. Quinolone risistant strains are best treated with Azithromycin or IV ceftriaxone.
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