Antimicrobial Postexposure Prophylaxis for Anthrax: Adverse Events and Adherence

@inproceedings{Shepard2002AntimicrobialPP,
  title={Antimicrobial Postexposure Prophylaxis for Anthrax: Adverse Events and Adherence},
  author={Colin W. Shepard and Montse Soriano-Gabarr{\'o} and Elizabeth R. Zell and James A. Hayslett and Susan L. Lukacs and Susan T. Goldstein and Stephanie H. Factor and Joshua David Jones and Ren{\'e}e Ridzon and Ian T. Williams and Nancy E. Rosenstein},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2002}
}
We collected data during postexposure antimicrobial prophylaxis campaigns and from a prophylaxis program evaluation 60 days after start of antimicrobial prophylaxis involving persons from six U.S. sites where Bacillus anthracis exposures occurred. Adverse events associated with antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent anthrax were commonly reported, but hospitalizations and serious adverse events as defined by Food and Drug Administration criteria were rare. Overall adherence during 60 days of… CONTINUE READING

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