Title

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

Year of Publication

2009

Number of Pages

447-9

Date Published

2009 Mar

ISSN Number

1097-6833

Abstract

<p>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 &gt;2 days of treatment with antibacterial medications, of whom 36% did not have an apparent indication for therapy.</p>

DOI

10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.09.026

Alternate Title

J. Pediatr.

PMID

19874761

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