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Lungs Cystic Fibrosis Antibiotics

An 18-year-old man is under your care for a chronic condition that predisposes him to frequent lung infections. Today he complains of a 2-day history of fever, productive cough chest pain, and light-headedness. Past medical history is notable for meconium ileus at 1 day of age and fat malabsorption. His mother also suffered from his disease and died from associated complications at 28 years of age. Current medications are dornase alpha (via nebulizer); pancrelipase; and vitamins K, A, D and E supplementation. Physical exam, laboratory values, and radiological findings are consistent with a bacterial lung infection. What would provide sufficient coverage to serve as empiric antibiotic monotherapy in this patient?

A. Ceftazidime
B. Ciprofloxacin
C. Cloxacillin
D. Gentamicin
E. Piperacillin
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IN CF you should cover for pseudomonas.
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Infectious-Diseases, Pulmonology-, Step-2-Questions

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