Pre- and post-admission antibiotic treatment in paediatric acute mastoiditis

Carmel, E. et al. (2017) The Journal of Laryngology & Otology. 131(S1) pp. S12-S17

Aim: To evaluate the effect of pre- and post-admission antibiotic treatment in paediatric acute mastoiditis.

Conclusion: Paediatric acute mastoiditis patients treated with antibiotic therapy prior to admission are at higher risk for complication development. The advised time period for oral antibiotic therapy following hospital discharge remains as 10 days in all cases of uncomplicated acute mastoiditis.

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