For each of the microbes listed below; list the most appropriate antibiotic(s) of choice for treatment of infection resulting from these organism.

Pathogen

Antibiotic

Candida glabrata

 

Clostridium perfringens

 

Listeria monocytogenes

 

Meningococcus

 

Multiresistant acinetobacter

 

Nocardia

 

Penicillin intermediate pneumococcus

 

Vancoymcin resistant enterococcus

 

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Pathogen

Antibiotic

Candida glabrata

Voriconazole or amphotericin or caspofungin

Clostridium perfringens

Penicillin/ meropenem/ flagyl

Listeria monocytogenes

Penicillin/Ampicillin

Meningococcus

Penicillin/ceftriaxone

Multiresistant acinetobacter

Amikacin, Polymyxins,

Nocardia

Sulfonamides

Penicillin intermediate pneumococcus

Ceftriaxone or Vancomycin

Vancoymcin resistant enterococcus

Linezolid , Daptomycin

Discussion

This question closely resembles Question 15.1 from the second paper of 2013.

The only difference is the renaming of "menigococcus" into the more scientific-sounding Neisseria meningitides.