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Table 3 Antibiotic empirical therapy and outcomes of Bacillus cereus bloodstream infection

From: Clinical characteristics and antimicrobial susceptibility of Bacillus cereus blood stream infections

Variable All patients (n = 29) Empirical therapy that was deemed P value
Appropriate (n = 9) Inappropriate (n = 20)
Duration of appropriate antibiotic treatment median (days, range) 15 (7–41) 13 (7–20) 16.5 (7–41) 0.050
Early defervescence (patients) 10 6 4 0.032*
Survival at 4 weeks (patients) 27a 8/9 (88.9 %) 19/19 (100 %) 0.321
  1. * Statistically significant (p < 0.05)
  2. aOne patient was excluded in this analysis because of transfer to another hospital