polymicrobic infection

polymicrobic infection

[-mīkrō′bik]
Etymology: Gk, polys, many, mikros, small, bios, life; L, inficere, to stain
an infection involving more than one species of pathogen. Also called mixed infection.
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Considering the severity of the clinical picture, the possible polymicrobic infection and the initial lack of efficacy of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, we decided to use metronidazole in combination with a broad spectrum antibiotic such as meropenem.