Antibiotics for whooping cough (pertussis).

  title={Antibiotics for whooping cough (pertussis).},
  author={S Altunaiji and Renata H Kukuruzovic and Nick Curtis and Juliet Massie},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease. Infants are the population at highest risk of severe disease and death. Erythromycin for 14 days is recommended for treatment and contact prophylaxis but this regime is considered inconvenient and prolonged. The value of contact prophylaxis is uncertain. OBJECTIVES To study the benefits and risks of antibiotic treatment of and contact prophylaxis against whooping cough. SEARCH STRATEGY The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled… CONTINUE READING


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