A meta-analysis on the effects of antibiotic treatment on duration of symptoms caused by infection with Campylobacter species.

@article{Ternhag2007AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis on the effects of antibiotic treatment on duration of symptoms caused by infection with Campylobacter species.},
  author={Anders Ternhag and Tommi Asikainen and Johan Giesecke and Karl Ekdahl},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={696-700}
}
Eleven randomized, controlled trials of antibiotic treatment versus placebo in patients with Campylobacter species infection were pooled in a meta-analysis. Antibiotic treatment shortened the duration of intestinal symptoms by 1.32 days (95% confidence interval, 0.64-1.99; P<.0001). Because of problems with drug resistance, a restrictive attitude towards the administration of antibiotics in uncomplicated cases is advised.