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Pediatric Bacterial Conjunctivitis: Differentiating Disease and Incorporating Optimal Treatment Plans into Practice

Overview

Author(s)/Faculty: Leslie C. Citrome, MD, MPH; Russell W. Steele, MD; Terrence P. O'Brien, MD; Stuart A. Cohen, MD, MPH, FAAP
Source: Healio – Infectious Diseases in Children Education Lab
Type: MonographArticles/Items: 7
Release Date: 9/1/2012Expiration Date: 9/30/2013
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 1.25
Cost: FreeProvider: Vindico Medical Education

Conjunctivitis is a common condition encountered in pediatric practices, and pediatricians must therefore be knowledgeable of the various etiologies of this infection and their distinguishing characteristics. Treatment is often empiric and is based on the cause of the infection. There are a variety of factors that influence the selection of an antibiotic for bacterial conjunctivitis, such as efficacy, bioavailability, potency, tolerability, and cost. Treatment should be tailored to each individual patient.

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