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Table 2 Comparison of antibiotic susceptibility rates between adults and children

From: Clinical characteristics and antimicrobial susceptibilities of viridans streptococcal bacteremia during febrile neutropenia in patients with hematologic malignancies: a comparison between adults and children

Antibiotics All patients* (n=201) Adults (≥ 20 years old) (n=140) Children (< 20 years old) (n=61) p-value
Penicillin 79/201 (39.3) 57/140 (40.7) 22/61 (36.1) 0.535
Cefotaxime 166/200 (83.0) 127/140 (90.7) 39/60 (65.0) < 0.001
Cefepime 159/199 (79.9) 120/140 (85.7) 39/59 (66.1) 0.002
Vancomycin 201/201 (100.0) 140/140 (100.0) 61/61 (100.0) NA
Linezolid 200/201 (99.5) 140/140 (100.0) 60/61 (98.4) 0.303
Clindamycin 172/201 (85.6) 121/140 (86.4) 51/61 (83.6) 0.601
Erythromycin 99/201 (49.3) 78/140 (55.7) 21/61 (34.4) 0.006
  1. Data are No. (%) of cases.
  2. NA not available.
  3. *Antibiotic susceptibility tests were performed in 201 patients (140 adults, 61 children).
  4. Antibiotic susceptibility tests were performed in 200 patients (140 adults, 60 children).
  5. Antibiotic susceptibility tests were performed in 199 patients (140 adults, 59 children).