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Thread: How does one know if a bacterium is resistant to an antibiotic from a C&S report?

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    How does one know if a bacterium is resistant to an antibiotic from a C&S report?

    Two part question, a general part and a specific part:

    1. In general, how can I tell from a C&S report listing resistances and sensitivities whether the organism is resistant to an antibiotic not listed?

    2. Specifically, according to a recent C&S report, I have an organism (proteus penneri) that is resistant to ampicillin, "amp/sulbact", cefazolin, and nitrofurantoin; but is sensitive to cefepime, ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, ertapenem, gentamicin, "pip/tazo" and tobramycin. Is the organism sensitive or resistant to augmentin?

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    Here is a good article on how your physician would interpret a culture and sensitivity report:

    http://antranik.org/culture-and-sens...l-requisition/

    and this is a very good YouTube review:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z40u0RNDZnE

    Augmentin is a brand name for amoxicillin. Infections caused by ampicillin-susceptible organisms are also amenable to treatment with Augmentin. Since your test says that this bacteria is resistant to ampicillin, I would suggest that you ask your physician or provider about the advisability of taking a different antibiotic.

    (KLD)


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