Copyright ©The Author(s) 2016.
World J Clin Pediatr. Aug 8, 2016; 5(3): 244-250
Published online Aug 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i3.244
Figure 1
Figure 1 Proposed algorithm of the transition to oral antibiotics from intravenous therapy for pediatric patients with acute uncomplicated osteomyelitis. 1Patient must be afebrile, have remarkably improved focal tenderness, and tolerate oral medication. If they do not meet these criteria, continue IV therapy until these criteria are met; 2Consider rechecking CRP level in 3-7 d and re-evaluating the appropriateness of continuing IV therapy vs switching to an oral antibiotic for a total antibiotic course of 4-6 wk (note: The method used in this scenario has not yet been clinically studied and validated). CRP: C-reactive protein; IV: Intravenous.