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Table 5 Comparison of intravenous antibiotics used between patients with surgery and without surgery

From: Pulmonary actinomycosis during the first decade of 21st century: cases of 94 patients

Patients with surgery (n = 49) Patients without surgery (n = 45)
Cephalosporin 19 patients Penicillin G 20 patients
Penicillin G 10 patients Cephalosporin 5 patients
Ampicillin/sulbactam 3 patients Ampicillin/sulbactam 4 patients
Amoxicillin 3 patients Amoxicillin 2 patients
Piperacillin/Tazobactam 3 patients Piperacillin/Tazobactam 1 patient
Levofloxacin 1 patient Aminoglycoside 1 patient
Erythromycin 1 patient   
Cabapenem 1 patient   
Piperacillin/Sulbactam 1 patient   
No record 0 patients No record 2 patients
No antibiotic treatment 3 patients No antibiotic treatment 1 patient*
No intravenous antibiotic treatment 4 patients No intravenous antibiotic treatment 9 patients
  1. * The patient presented as an asymptomatic pulmonary nodule was spontaneously cured during the diagnostic process.