Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) can be used in pediatric patients with a number of conditions. Antibiotic therapy can prevent progression or allow for early discharge.

Patient: pediatric


Conditions where p-OPAT can avoid admission or permit early discharge:

(1) febrile infant from 1 to 3 months of age

(2) pyelonephritis

(3) sinusitis

(4) chronic otitis media

(5) cellulitis

(6) lymphadenitis


Conditions where p-OPAT permits early discharge:

(1) septicemia

(2) central line infection

(3) infective endocarditis

(4) pneumonia with or without empyema

(5) meningitis

(6) brain abscess

(7) subdural empyema

(8) appendicitis

(9) intra-abdominal abscess

(10) mastoiditis

(11) septic arthritis or osteomyelitis

(12) pyomyositis

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