Re-Evaluate Chronic Antibiotics in Patients With an Acute Infection

Questions are coming up about how to manage patients on a chronic antibiotic if they get an acute infection.

A common scenario is a patient taking an antibiotic long-term to prevent a recurrent UTI or COPD exacerbation or to treat acne...who needs a new antibiotic for an acute infection.

Use antimicrobial stewardship principles and these rules of thumb.

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