Outpatient therapy with ceftriaxone and oral cefixime for selected febrile children with sickle cell disease.

@article{Williams1996OutpatientTW,
  title={Outpatient therapy with ceftriaxone and oral cefixime for selected febrile children with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Lowell L. Williams and Judith A. Wilimas and S C Harris and Sara W. Day and Russell Dancy and Winfred C. Wang},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  year={1996},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={257-61}
}
PURPOSE Children with sickle cell disease are at increased risk for bacterial sepsis and, when febrile, are usually hospitalized for intravenous antibiotic therapy pending results of blood cultures. In this study, we prospectively identified a group of febrile patients with sickle cell disease who were at low risk for sepsis and treated them with outpatient therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Children identified as low risk for sepsis were treated with an initial dose of intravenous ceftriaxone… CONTINUE READING

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