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Many classes of antibiotics can treat
pneumonia. The antibiotic your doctor chooses
typically will be based on:
Your doctor's choice of antibiotics may also depend on whether
Choosing an antibiotic based on these things avoids the need for
culture and sensitivity testing and allows for rapid
treatment that has a high rate of cure.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerR. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
Current as ofMarch 25, 2017
Current as of:
March 25, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
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