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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31829331f2
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Predictors for Successful Treatment of Pediatric Deep Neck Infections Using Antimicrobials Alone

Bolton, Michael MD*; Wang, Wei MS; Hahn, Andrea MD*; Ramilo, Octavio MD*; Mejias, Asuncion MD, PhD*; Jaggi, Preeti MD*

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Abstract

Among hospitalized children with parapharyngeal or retropharyngeal infection, multivariate analysis was performed for the outcomes: successful treatment with antibiotics alone, absence of complications and length of stay less than 3 days. Those with apparent abscess on computed tomography scan had a lower probability of treatment with antimicrobials alone while older age was associated with increased probability of treatment with antibiotics alone.

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