How to choose an appropriate antibiotic for the septic shock?
Septic shock is a severe and life-threatening condition and should be treated promptly. It may, however, be impossible to identify the causative organism in a timely fashion. Therefore, empirically administer antibiotic therapy. In most cases, it is prudent to choose broad-spectrum agents that are effective against a wide range of likely pathogens.
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