Table 5

Treatments
Treatments Range
Median antibiotic treatment, overall 62 days 0-261 days
Median time of intravenous treatment 41 days 0-111 days
Median antibiotic time postsurgery 59 days 1-245 days
No. of patients receiving antibiotics before surgery 48 (54%)
No. of patients receiving oral antibiotics after intravenous 36
Duration of po treatment after iv, median 44 days, range 10-405
Management
Surgery 89 (87%)
Aspiration 68 (67%)
Craniotomi 21 (20%)
Conservative, medical 13 (13%)
Antibiotic treatments
Penicillin 68%
Cephalosporin 63%
Carbapenem 43%
Metronidazole 83%
Quinolone 21%
Fucidic acid 39%
Rifampin 20%
Intrathecal Antibiotics (Vancomycin) 10 (10%)

Helweg-Larsen et al.

Helweg-Larsen et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:332   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-332

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