Unknown Infection Site

Community or Hospital Acquired, Past History of Infection with ESBL

 

Severity
(classification)

1st line oral/iv antibiotics

Penicillin allergy
(see explanatory notes)

A/B/C

Grading not applicable

Review doses in renal impairment

MEROPENEM 1g iv tds

 

 

 

 

 

Review initial therapy within 24 hrs.
If a source of infection becomes apparent use the appropriate antibiotic guideline. Modify therapy based on results of microbiological or other investigations. Discuss with microbiologist if required.

Severe penicillin allergy

AMIKACIN 15mg/kg iv od (max 1.5g od)
Only if serum creatinine <150micromol/L.
Maintain pre-dose (trough) serum level <5mg/l

OR
if AMIKACIN is contra-indicated (see local policy):
DISCUSS WITH MICROBIOLOGIST

Review initial therapy within 24 hrs.
If a source of infection becomes apparent use the appropriate antibiotic guideline. Modify therapy based on results of microbiological or other investigations. Discuss with microbiologist if required.

Last reviewed: 18/01/2017 

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(GHNHSFT intranet)