How long should outpatient therapy last?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Folusakin O Ayoade, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas E Herchline, MD  more...
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Duration of therapy: minimum of 5 days, should be afebrile for at least 48 hours, clinically improving (based on symptoms and vital signs). Patients with documented MRSA or Pseudomonas aeruginosa should receive a minimum of 7 days treatment. Pneumonia complicated by meningitis, endocarditis or other deep-seated infection will require longer courses of therapy.


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