Use of antibiotics in the paediatric population

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Abstract

This paper highlights a number of general concepts on the peculiarities and distinguishing characteristics of antibiotic use in children, and the following currently available antibiotic groups are reviewed in detail: beta-lactams, macrolides, azalides, lincosamides and ketolides, aminoglycosides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, glycopeptides, streptogramins and others with a single representative, giving a series of recommendations on their use in paediatrics. From the knowledge of the causative agents of major infections in children, a recommendation is proposed for initial empirical antibiotic therapy to treat major paediatric infectious diseases, according to the premises and contents expressed in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-320
JournalEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010

Keywords

  • Antibiotics
  • Bacterial infections
  • Paediatrics

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