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Table 5 Description of alternative ciprofloxacin prescriptions

From: Current ciprofloxacin usage in children hospitalized in a referral hospital in Paris

    Alternative cipro prescription n (%)
With bacteriological finding   28 (58.3)
  P. aeruginosa   6
   Cystic fibrosis pulmonary infection 3
   Site of infection for with P. aeruginosa without CF# 3
   Oral cipro 6
  E. coli   6
  CNS ¶   5
  K. pneumoniae   3
  MRSA £   2
  S. marcescens   2
  Others *   4
   Oral cipro 9
   Intravenous cipro 13
   Site of infection for non P. aeruginosa$ 22
Alternative by another active antibiotic 28
Without bacteriological finding   20 (41.7)
Alternative by another antibiotic 20
  Site of infection for non bacteriologically documented infection & 17
  Empiric therapy for fever with current neutropenia 3
   Intravenous cipro 13
   Oral cipro 7
Total    48 (100)
  1. CNS = coagulase negative Staphylococcus, MRSA = Methicillin-resistant S. aureus.
  2. ¶ 5 CNSs were isolated from hemocultures, of which 2 had endocarditis, 1 catheter related bloodstream infection.
  3. # 2 urinary infection and 1 operative site infection with P. aeruginosa.
  4. £ One child with CF had MRSA pulmonary infection.
  5. * E. cloacae, H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis, K. oxytoca, each.
  6. $ 8 pulmonary, 3 urinary, 3 intra-abdominal, 2 bloodstream, 3 operative site infection and 1 endocarditis, catheter related infection, osteomyelitis each.
  7. & 5 pulmonary, 3 meningitis, 2 mediastinitis, 2 BCGitis and intra-abdominal infection, endocarditis, post-trauma ocular infection, osteomyelitis, urinary each.