TABLE 2

Duration of Parenteral Antibiotics and LOS by Age, Duration of Fever, Bacteremia, Lethargy, and Irritability (N = 193)

Total, nDuration Parenteral Antibiotic, h, Median (IQR)PLOS, h, Median (IQR)P
Age, d
 ≤286987.6 (51.7–165.8)<.0001109.5 (65.4–171.4)<.0001
 29–6012454.3 (41.4–76.4)<.000165.2 (52.1–87.9)<.0001
Fever duration, h
 ≥243559.9 (49.3–108.4).1487.4 (64.8–132.5).036
 <2415856.5 (42.4–117.1).1468.6 (52.9–123.8).036
Bacteremia
 No16454.7 (42.4–78.6)<.000167.0 (53.3–98.5)<.0001
 Yes29118.4 (78.2–168.1)<.0001135.3 (94.7–179.2)<.0001
Lethargy
 No18958.8 (42.9–108.3).01970.5 (56.5–123.8).02
 Yes4245.9 (137.1–301.6).019264.6 (153.7–317.4).02
Irritability
 No18058.6 (42.7–108.2).1869.5 (56.0–118.5).029
 Yes1378.0 (54.9–138.7).18132.5 (77.7–173.7).029