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4th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 21-22, 2023 | Rome, Italy

June 21 -22, 2023 | Rome, Italy
Infection 2023

Sana Iqbal

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Sana Iqbal
National Institutes of Health, Pakistan
Title : Antibiotic prescription trends among pediatric population admitted in tertiary care hospitals of rawalpindi, analytical cross sectional study


Objective; to demonstrate the antibiotic usage and trends among pediatric patient admitted in tertiary care hospital of rawalpindi

Study Design; Analytical cross sectional study

Place and Duration of Study: pediatric in patient department of two tertiary care hospitals of Rawalpindi from 17 may to 16 dec 2021

Methodology: In accordance with rigorous inclusion and exclusion criteria 395 admitted patients of paediatric ward were included in the study from two tertiary care hospitals of Rawalpindi through simple random sampling. data was collected after ethical approval and informed consent and entered in spss version 21 to perform analysis.

Results; A total of 395 patients were included, mean age was 3.35 ± 4.07 months range from 0 to 45 months. 132 (33.4%) patients from Hosp A and 263 (66.6%) from Hosp B. out of 395 patients 35 (8.7%) patients were given no Antibiotic, 240 (60.8%) were given one Antibiotic, 84 (21.3%) patients were given two antibiotic, 33 (8.3%) patients were given three antibiotic and 3 (0.9%) patients were given four antibiotics.out of 360 , 340 (94.4 %) were given iv Antibiotic and 20 (5.6%) were advised oral antibiotic

Conclusion; The youngest children received the most antibiotic prescriptions, which then progressively decreased as they aged. Irrational use of antibiotic is a major risk factor to cause Antimicrobial resistance.

Keywords; Antimicrobial resistance,  single and combination antibiotic use, 3rd gen cephalosporin

Audience take away:

  • Antibiotic prescription practices in paksitan?
  • Antibiotic resistance


(Dr sana iqbal, Fcps community Medicine traines and MSC FELTP 14th COHORT trainee in NIH