Azithromycin for treating uncomplicated typhoid and paratyphoid fever (enteric fever).

  title={Azithromycin for treating uncomplicated typhoid and paratyphoid fever (enteric fever).},
  author={Emmanuel Edet Effa and Hasifa Bukirwa},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Enteric fever (typhoid and paratyphoid fever) is potentially fatal. Infection with drug-resistant strains of the causative organism Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi or Paratyphi increases morbidity and mortality. Azithromycin may have better outcomes in people with uncomplicated forms of the disease. OBJECTIVES To compare azithromycin with other antibiotics for treating uncomplicated enteric fever. SEARCH STRATEGY In August 2008, we searched the Cochrane Infectious Diseases… CONTINUE READING
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