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Table 6 Description of unjustified ciprofloxacin prescriptions

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

    Unjustified cipro prescription n (%)
With bacteriological finding 10 (37.0)
  P. aeruginosa 4
   Intravenous cipro 4
   Site of infection for P. aeruginosa# 4
  Multiply susceptible E. coli 1
  ESBL producing E. coli 1
  CNS   4
   Intravenous cipro 1
   Oral cipro 5
   Site for non-P. aeruginosa infections$  
Unjustified by antibiogram results 6
Unjustified by intravenous cipro in susceptible P. aeruginosa infection 4
Without bacteriological finding 17 (63.0)
  Site of non bacteriologically-documented infection 12
   Pulmonary 7
   Abdominal 2
   Catheter related infection 1
   Operative site infection 1
   Prophylaxis 1
  Empiric therapy for fever 5
   Neutropenia 1
   Immunocompromised but without Neutropenia 4
Unjustified by clinical situation 17
Total    27 (100)
  1. # 2 pulmonary and 2 catheter related infection.
  2. $ 2 pulmonary, 2 urinary and intra-abdominal, mediastinitis each.