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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000011
Antimicrobial Reviews

Linezolid Use in Hospitalized Children

Hersh, Adam L. MD, PhD*; Lee, Brian R. PhD, MPH; Hedican, Erin B. MPH; Herigon, Josh C. MPH; Newland, Jason G. MD

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Abstract

We used the Pediatric Health Information System to evaluate linezolid use among hospitalized children. From 2003 to 2007, use increased 5-fold, including wide interhospital variation, then stabilized through 2011. Linezolid was responsible for 3% of total antibiotic expenditures. Children with respiratory, oncologic or transplant conditions were the most frequently treated with linezolid.

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