Which antibiotics should be used to treat enterococcal infections in hospitalized and other institutionalized patients with acute pyelonephritis (kidney infection)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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There is a higher incidence of enterococcal infections in hospitalized and other institutionalized patients. Ampicillin or amoxicillin should be included in the regimen. If the patient is allergic to penicillin, vancomycin should be substituted.


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