The Use of Systemic and Topical Fluoroquinolones.

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Journal Article (Review)

Appropriate prescribing practices for fluoroquinolones, as well as all antimicrobial agents, are essential as evolving resistance patterns are considered, additional treatment indications are identified, and the toxicity profile of fluoroquinolones in children has become better defined. Earlier recommendations for systemic therapy remain; expanded uses of fluoroquinolones for the treatment of certain infections are outlined in this report. Prescribing clinicians should be aware of specific adverse reactions associated with fluoroquinolones, and their use in children should continue to be limited to the treatment of infections for which no safe and effective alternative exists or in situations in which oral fluoroquinolone treatment represents a reasonable alternative to parenteral antimicrobial therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jackson, MA; Schutze, GE; COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES,

Published Date

  • November 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 138 / 5

PubMed ID

  • 27940800

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27940800

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2016-2706

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States