TABLE 2

Characteristics of Infants With Adverse Events

PatientAge, dIll AppearanceCulture ResultsAdverse EventClinical Course
145NoBlood: negative, CSF: negative, urine: negative, MEE: not obtainedLymphadenitisInitially discharged from the hospital on amoxicillin. Twenty days after index ED visit, returned with cervical lymphadenitis and perforated AOM, confirmed by an otolaryngologist. Hospitalized and treated with IV and otic antibiotics.
232YesBlood: negative, CSF: negative, urine: negative, MEE: Staphylococcus aureusCulture-negative sepsisPresented with severe illness during the index ED visit. AOM confirmed by an otolaryngologist. Source of culture-negative sepsis thought to be severe milk protein allergy. Hospitalized and treated with IV and otic antibiotics.
  • IV, intravenous; MEE, middle ear effusion or ear discharge.