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Table 5 Treatments

From: Pyogenic brain abscess, a 15 year survey

Treatments   Range
Median antibiotic treatment, overall 62 days 0-261 days
Median time of intravenous treatment 41 days 0-111 days
Median antibiotic time postsurgery 59 days 1-245 days
No. of patients receiving antibiotics before surgery 48 (54%)  
No. of patients receiving oral antibiotics after intravenous 36  
Duration of po treatment after iv, median 44 days, range 10-405  
Management   
Surgery 89 (87%)  
  Aspiration 68 (67%)  
  Craniotomi 21 (20%)  
Conservative, medical 13 (13%)  
Antibiotic treatments   
Penicillin 68%  
Cephalosporin 63%  
Carbapenem 43%  
Metronidazole 83%  
Quinolone 21%  
Fucidic acid 39%  
Rifampin 20%  
Intrathecal Antibiotics (Vancomycin) 10 (10%)