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Table 1 Patient Demographics by indication for prolonged antibiotic therapy

From: Surveillance of life-long antibiotics: a review of antibiotic prescribing practices in an Australian Healthcare Network

Indication (number) Age Gender Infectious diseases
Median (SD) Male (%) Consultation (%)
Splenectomy (5) 26 (21) 3 (60) 1 (20)
PJP prophylaxis (69) 16 (25.1) 35 (55) 9 (14)
Prosthetic device infection (25) 77 (9.6) 13 (52) 23 (92)
Vascular graft infection (6) 81.5 (7.5) 3 (50) 5 (83)
Osteomyelitis/septic arthritis (6) 65.5 (3.7) 4 (67) 4 (67)
Implantable cardiac device (6) 65 (19.4) 3 (60) 3 (50)
  1. PJP, Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia; SD, standard deviation