|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: Monograph||Articles/Items: 7|
|Release Date: 9/1/2012||Expiration Date: 9/30/2013|
|Credit Type: CME||Number of Credits: 1.25|
|Cost: Free||Provider: |
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.