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Question :
Posted On : 04 Dec 2018
2 month old male with UTI, was treated with Ceftriaxone IV for 3 days awaiting culture and sensitivity.
He was sent home on Bactrim 8mg, kg, d for 11 days.
My question is if the sensitivity to Bactrim was MIC of 0.5, 9 will the medication work well or should he get amoxicilin { {ampicillin MIC Less than 4}
Expert Answer :
Bactrim should work. However considering the child`s age, it would be better to avoid sulpha drugs and give Amoxicillin or Ampicillin instead.
Answer Discussion :
George M
the child should be given amoxicillin
2 years ago
shahid iqbal
2 years ago

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