Symptom: Antibiotic failure

Antibiotic failure: Failure of antibiotic treatments to resolve condition
Introduction: Antibiotic treatments usually work on bacteria, but do not work on viruses or fungal conditions, so there are a great many possibilities. Antibiotics may also fail on certain types of resistant bacterial strains. The failure of antibiotics itself provides little useful diagnostic information without additional symptoms to indicate the causal condition.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Antibiotic failure:
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Antibiotic failure (3 conditions)

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    Conditions listing symptoms: Antibiotic failure: The following list of conditions have 'Antibiotic failure' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Interstitial cystitis ... failure of antibiotic therapy
  • Invasive candidiasis ... failure of antibiotics


  • Selective IgA Deficiency ... poor response to standard antibiotics

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