Commonly tested Step 2 CK infectious disease conditions

by / Wednesday, 23 June 2010 / Published in Internal Medicine

High-yield conditions/illnesses and their most likely organism and treatments

CONDITION/ILLNESS ORGANISM BEST TREATMENT
Cellulitis Staph, Strep Antistaphylococcus penicillin
UTI E. Coli TMP-SMX, Nitrofurantoin (in pregnancy)
Endocarditis Staph, Strep Antistaphylococcus, Aminoglycoside
Sepsis Gram (-) organisms 3rd generation cephalosporin’s
Septic Arthritis Staph Aureus Antistaphylococcus PCN, Vancomycin (severe)
Meningitis (neonatal) Group B Strep, E. Coli, or Listeria Ampicillin + Aminoglycoside
Meningitis (child – adult) Neisseria Meningitidis 3rd generation cephalosporin
Osteomyelitis Staph Aureus, Salmonella (Sickle cell patient) Antistaphylococcus PCN, Vancomycin
Pneumonia Strep Pneumonia, H. Influenza 3rd generation cephalosporin
Pneumonia (atypical) Mycoplasma, Chlamydia Doxycycline, Macrolide
Bronchitis H. Influenza Amoxicillin, Erythromycin

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