Monday, February 21, 2011

Reverse Engineering

You are screening antibiotic requests and note that a young adolescent is being treated with a single injection of 250mg ceftriaxone along with doxycycline 100mg BID for seven days.

Challenge: What's one possible infection this could be targeted at?


Eric said...

Chlamydia + gonorrhea

Aaron said...

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Brian said...

how about epididymitis

Craig Chen said...

yes! you are right
Reverse Engineering

This is an acceptable regimen for STD treatment; since Neisseria gonorrhoea and Chlamydia trachomitis infections often travel together, it is recommended to treat both at the same time.

Source: UpToDate.