Macrolide Antibiotics in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

  title={Macrolide Antibiotics in Paediatric Infectious Diseases},
  author={Dr David R. P. Guay},
Erythromycin and other macrolides have enjoyed a renaissance in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s secondary to the discovery of ‘new’ pathogens such as Chlamydia, Legionella, Campylobacter and Mycoplasma spp. Erythromycin is an important therapeutic agent in the paediatric age group for several reasons: (a) it exhibits proven efficacy for a wide range of infections (upper and lower respiratory tract infections, skin/skin structure infections, prophylaxis of endocarditis/acute rheumatic fever… CONTINUE READING
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