Treatment-Related Complications in Children Hospitalized With Disseminated Lyme Disease.

TitleTreatment-Related Complications in Children Hospitalized With Disseminated Lyme Disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsChang C, Feemster KA, Coffin S, Handy LK
JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
Volume6
Issue3
Paginatione152-e154
Date Published2017 Sep 01
ISSN2048-7207
Abstract

We describe here treatment approaches and treatment-related complications in 138 hospitalized children with disseminated Lyme disease. The patients who received parenteral antibiotics had a higher rate of complications than those who received oral therapy (15.4 vs 4.2 per 1000 days of therapy, respectively; P < .05). Oral therapy should be used preferentially if either route is supported by current guidelines.

DOI10.1093/jpids/pix060
Alternate JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
PubMed ID28903521