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

TitleUse of antibiotics in children hospitalized with community-acquired, laboratory-confirmed influenza.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWilkes JJ, Leckerman KH, Coffin SE, Keren R, Metjian TA, Hodinka RL, Zaoutis TE
JournalJ Pediatr
Volume154
Issue3
Pagination447-9
Date Published2009 Mar
ISSN1097-6833
KeywordsAdolescent, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Bacterial Infections, Child, Child, Hospitalized, Child, Preschool, Cohort Studies, Community-Acquired Infections, Comorbidity, Drug Utilization, Female, Hospitals, Pediatric, Humans, Infant, Influenza, Human, Male, Retrospective Studies, Young Adult
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.

DOI10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.09.026
Alternate JournalJ. Pediatr.
PubMed ID19874761
Grant List1K23 AI0629753-01 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
H23/CCH32253-02 / / PHS HHS / United States
K23 HD043179 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States