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Table 5 Distribution of diagnoses for which top three classes of broad-spectrum antibiotics were prescribed in the pediatric emergency department at GPHC (N = 260)

From: Antibiotic prescribing patterns in the pediatric emergency department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation: a retrospective chart review

Diagnosis B-lactam Sulfonamides Cephalosporins
(N = 185) (N = 47) (N = 28)
Injuries 33 2 3
Pneumonia 21 0 6
Skin, joint, bone infection 21 3 2
Diarrheal disease 6a 21 2
Tonsillitis 19 3a 1
Ear infection 7 0 2
Urinary tract infection 3 7 1
Appendicitis 0 0 2
Viral illness 35a 5a 1a
Asthma 20a 1a 2a
Unspecified 18 2 1
Other 0 3 5
  1. aThere is no clinical evidence to support the use of this antimicrobial to treat the specified diagnosis