Use of antibiotics in children hospitalized with community-acquired, laboratory-confirmed influenza.
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<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 >2 days of treatment with antibacterial medications, of whom 36% did not have an apparent indication for therapy.</p>