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Table 3 Duration of antibiotic therapy

From: Neonatal Procalcitonin Intervention Study (NeoPInS): Effect of Procalcitonin-guided decision making on Duration of antibiotic Therapy in suspected neonatal early-onset Sepsis: A multi-centre randomized superiority and non-inferiority Intervention Study

  Standard group PCT group
Category 1 and 2 7 - 21 days 7 - 21 days
Category 3 5 - 7 days at least 24 hours, stop after 2 consecutively
negative PCT-values
Category 4 36 - 72 hours at least 24 hours, stop after 2 consecutively
negative PCT-values