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J Pediatr. 2009 Mar;154(3):447-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.09.026.

Use of antibiotics in children hospitalized with community-acquired, laboratory-confirmed influenza.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Abstract

Many children with influenza are treated with antibiotics. In this report, we describe the rate and indications for antibacterial use in children hospitalized with influenza. A total of 333 of 729 (46%) patients received >2 days of treatment with antibacterial medications, of whom 36% did not have an apparent indication for therapy.

PMID:
19874761
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.09.026
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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