Fever in a person who injects drugs

Diagnosis Common Pathogens Drug(s) of First Choice Alternative Drug(s) Comments Expected Duration

Fever in a person who injects drugs

*for patients with severe sepsis, refer to guidelines for sepsis

S. aureus

Streptococci spp.

Enterococcus spp.

Occasional gram negative rods

Vancomycin

 

Infectious Diseases Consultation recommended for all cases of suspected endocarditis

Ceftriaxone (alternative: ciprofloxacin) could be added to patients with more severe disease