Table 4

Median length of admission and outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) according to diagnosis in 251 episodes of paediatric OPAT

Type of infectionNo.DiagnosisMedian length of hospital stay prior to OPAT, days (range)Median length of OPAT, days (range)
Skin and soft tissue58Cellulitis1 (1–8)2 (1–7)
Lymphadenitis2 (1–25)3 (2–37)
Skin abscess3 (0–5)6 (3–23)
CVC site infection8 (1–13)7 (6–7)
Deep surgical-site infection27 (14–49)42 (25–58)
Superficial surgical-site infection14 (7–31)10 (8–23)
Periorbital cellulitis2 (1–3)2 (1–4)
Orbital cellulitis5 (2–7)12 (1–24)
Skin and soft tissue—other3 (1–9)8 (2–41)
Respiratory56Cystic fibrosis exacerbation5 (1–49)9 (3–190)
Community-acquired pneumonia11 (1–29)8 (2–49)
Non-CF bronchiectasis exacerbation4 (1–8)9 (6–29)
Pharyngitis/tonsillitis3 (1–9)6 (3–6)
Bloodstream*44CLABSI—Gram-positive5 (1–21)7 (1–13)
CLABSI—Gram-negative7 (1–27)11 (2–21)
Bacteraemia—Gram-positive3 (2–3)4 (2–5)
Bacteraemia—Gram-negative4 (1–43)6 (2–31)
Musculoskeletal39Acute osteomyelitis6 (1–38)17 (6–55)
Septic arthritis9 (1–11)18 (4–34)
Chronic osteomyelitis8 (4–17)37 (3–70)
Discitis7 (5–14)23 (7–48)
Pyomyositis17 (11–23)47 (42–51)
Genitourinary30Urinary tract infection1 (1–4)2 (1–13)
CNS21Meningitis5 (1–31)8 (1–20)
Cerebral abscess11 (8–13)23 (10–35)
Cardiac2Endocarditis8 (5–10)36 (35–37)
Abdominopelvic1Ascending cholangitis2248
  • CLABSI, central line-associated bloodstream infection; CVC, central venous catheter.