Which factors increase the risk of fluoroquinolone-resistant E coli infection in 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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On an individual basis, for persons with community-onset UTI and fever, a case-control study found that the risk of fluoroquinolone-resistant E coli infection increased if the patient had undergone recent hospitalization or urinary catheterization or if the patient had used a fluoroquinolone within the past 6 months. [27]


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