by Barlam TF, Morgan JR, Kaplan WA, Outterson K, Pelton SI.
Published in J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Sep 07. PMID: 28992176.
Researchers compared antibiotic prescribing for children with and those without an underlying chronic condition associated with increased risk for invasive pneumococcal disease. Children with a chronic condition had significantly greater cumulative exposure to antibiotics and higher rates of prescriptions per person-year than those without a chronic condition; this population is at increased risk for the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens.