PS-142 Safety Of Empiric Outpatient Treatment Of Suspected Tick Borne Illness In The Paediatric Emergency Department

@inproceedings{Kane2014PS142SO,
  title={PS-142 Safety Of Empiric Outpatient Treatment Of Suspected Tick Borne Illness In The Paediatric Emergency Department},
  author={Irene Kane and Donald H. Arnold},
  year={2014}
}
Background/Aims Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) and human Ehrlichiosis are common tick-borne infections in the United States and many patients may be treated as outpatients with doxycycline. However, bacterial meningitis presents with similar symptoms. We evaluated whether empiric outpatient treatment for possible tick-borne illness resulted in cases of inadequately treated bacterial meningitis. Methods We performed a review of all patients seen in our tertiary children’s hospital emergency… CONTINUE READING

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