Template:Antibiotics Ludwigs Immunocompromised

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Immunocompromised

Antibiotics Options:[1]

  1. Cefepime 2 g IV q12 hrs + Metronidazole 500 mg IV q6 hrs
  2. Meropenem 1 g IV q8 hrs
  3. Piperacillin-tazobactam 4.5 g IV q6 hrs
  4. Add Vancomycin 15-20 mg/kg q8 hrs (max 2 g per dose) if concern for MRSA risk factors
    1. Spitalnic SJ, Sucov A. Ludwig's angina: case report and review. J Emerg Med. 1995;13:499-503