1051 Efficacy and Safety of Imipenem in Childhood Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Imipenem, a very broad spectrum antimicrobial drug was given to 40 children ranging in age from 3 months to 13 years (median 2 years). Children younger than 3 years received 100 mg/kg/day and children older than 3 years received 60 mg/kg/day. 29 organisms were isolated from 26 patients. Infections included 11 cellulitis, 4 osteomyelitis, 4 septic arthritis, 2 lymphadenitis, 2 renal infections, 2 wound infections, and 1 pneumonia. Organisms included 8 S. aureus, 7 S. pyogenes, 7 H. influenza b, 3 P. aeruoinosa, 2 S. pneumonia, 1 E. coli, 1 S. enteritides.

publication date

  • April 1, 1985