These guidelines were developed to inform initial selection of empiric antimicrobial therapy for children at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco and affilitated outpatient sites. The guidelines were developed by the Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in collaboration with multiple clinical groups. They represent consensus based on evidence-based guidelines and local microbiology and susceptibility patterns.
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Guidelines by Infection Category:
Bone and Joint Infections
Fever in Oncology and BMT Patients
Fever Without a Source
Head and Neck Infections
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Herpes Simplex Virus Infections (see "Mucocutaneous HSV")
Urinary Tract Infections
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