Bacteroides Infection Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the pathophysiology of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the prevalence of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection in the US?

What is the global prevalence of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

Which factors have reduced the mortality of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of CNS Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of head and neck Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of deep neck space Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of pleuropulmonary Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of intra-abdominal Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of female genital tract Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of skin and soft tissue Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of osteomyelitis and septic arthritis due to Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

Which clinical history findings suggest bacteremia due to Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What causes Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of antimicrobial susceptibility testing in the workup of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

Treatment

Which factors affect the recovery from a Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

How is a Bacteroides (AGNB) infection treated?

What is the role of penicillin in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of cephalosporins in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of carbapenems in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of chloramphenicol in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of macrolides in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of clindamycin in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of metronidazole in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of tetracyclines in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of tigecycline in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of quinolones in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of Bacteroides (AGNB) infection?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Bacteroides Infection?

Follow-up

How are Bacteroides (AGNB) infections prevented?