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Orange = This antibiotic may be used for definitive therapy or empiric
coverage (begin with wide spectrum for empiric therapy, then use the
narrowest spectrum antibiotic available based on your microbial isolate).
When comparing bacteria to infection type, this is a relatively common
Yellow = This antibiotic may have efficacy, but there are usually better
options for empiric coverage or definitive therapy. When comparing
bacteria to infection type, this is a relatively uncommon association.
White = This antibiotic is generally not effective. This bacteria
generally does not cause this infection type.
Green = This antibiotic belongs to this class/group of antibiotics.