A randomised controlled trial of azithromycin following surgery for trachomatous trichiasis in the Gambia.

@article{Burton2005ARC,
  title={A randomised controlled trial of azithromycin following surgery for trachomatous trichiasis in the Gambia.},
  author={Matthew J Burton and Fabakary Kinteh and Oley Jallow and Ansumana R.M. Sillah and Momodou Bah and M. Thierno Faye and Esther A. N. Aryee and Usman N. A. Ikumapayi and Neal D. E. Alexander and Richard A. Adegbola and Hannah Faal and David C. W. Mabey and Allen Foster and Gordon J. Johnson and Robin L. Bailey},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2005},
  volume={89 10},
  pages={1282-8}
}
BACKGROUND/AIM Trachomatous trichiasis frequently returns following surgery. Several factors may promote recurrence: preoperative disease severity, surgeon ability, surgical procedure, healing responses, and infection. This study investigates whether enhanced control of infection, both of Chlamydia trachomatis and other bacteria, with azithromycin can improve surgical outcome in a trachoma control programme. METHODS Individuals with trachomatous trichiasis were examined and operated. After… CONTINUE READING

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