Monitoring of Antibiotic in Children used for Acute Respiratory tract Infection
Corresponding Author(s) : Dr. Rajesh Asija
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 9 No. 1 (2021): 2021 Volume - 9 Issue-1
Respiratory tract infections are among the most frequently encountered clinical conditions and are one of the most common reasons for pediatric consultations in primary healthcare. The aim of the present study was to study the prescribing pattern of antibiotics in children with acute respiratory tract infections
A prospective observational study was conducted in pediatric department in a tertiary care teaching hospital for a period of 6 months. All the patients who were prescribed with any of antibiotic drug therapy were included in the study and reviewed.
Among the 78 patients recruited for the study, 35 children were diagnosed with bronchopneumonia. In our study, 98.71% were prescribed with antibiotics; out of which, the most commonly prescribed antibiotics were i.v. cefotaxime (39.7%) and i.v. ceftriaxone (39.7%). The most commonly prescribed antibiotic in bronchitis, URTI, bronchiolitis plus aspiration pneumonia was cefotaxime. In bronchiolitis and bronchopneumonia, the commonly prescribed antibiotic was ceftriaxone.
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