Which agents are used empirically to treat renal papillary necrosis in patients with acute pyelonephritis?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Parenteral agents that may be used empirically pending the result of a urine culture include the following:

  • Gentamicin
  • Cefotaxime
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Ceftazidime
  • Cefepime
  • Piperacillin-tazobactam
  • Imipenem-cilastatin
  • Meropenem
  • Ciprofloxacin

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