Effects of clarithromycin treatment in scrub typhus in children: comparison with chloramphenicol and azithromycin

PURPOSE Chloramphenicol and tetracycline are not recommended for treating scrub typhus in pediatric patients because of potential side effects, such as aplastic anemia or tooth discoloration. While clarithromycin has recently been used in adults, few reports have been published on its effects in pediatric patients. We report the clinical profiles of… CONTINUE READING