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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2001 May;20(5):541-3.

Complications of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy in childhood.

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Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Immunology, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, USA.


Complications in children receiving outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy were reviewed. Catheter-associated complications and/or adverse drug reactions occurred in 50% of courses. Most complications were minor, and almost all infections were successfully treated. Even with early discontinuation of parenteral antibiotics because of adverse drug reactions in 24% of the courses, the outcome was excellent.

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