Journal Article

Less than 28 Days of Intravenous Antibiotic Treatment Is Sufficient for Suppurative Thrombophlebitis in Injection Drug Users

Dominik Mertz, Bettina Khanlari, Nina Viktorin, Manuel Battega and Ursula Fluckiger

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 5, pages 741-744
Published in print March 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/527445
Less than 28 Days of Intravenous Antibiotic Treatment Is Sufficient for Suppurative Thrombophlebitis in Injection Drug Users

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Data about the required duration of intravenous therapy for suppurative thrombophlebitis is lacking. Among 36 episodes of proven suppurative thrombophlebitis requiring hospital admission, no relapses occurred when treatment was given for >7 days intravenously and followed by oral therapy. A <4-week course of intravenous antibiotics may be sufficient.

Journal Article.  2119 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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