Should the length of antibiotic usage be different for a primary septic arthritis (SA) versus osteomyelitis (OM)?

Authors: Craig A. Aboltins, Brennan Collins, Parham Sendi, Ali Parsa

RECOMMENDATION: Although there is a tendency towards prescribing a longer course of antibiotics in pediatric patients with OM compared to primary SA, this practice is not based on conclusive evidence.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 93%, Disagree: 2%, Abstain: 5% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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