Prophylactic use of antibiotics for prevention of meningococcal infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials

@article{Fraser2005ProphylacticUO,
  title={Prophylactic use of antibiotics for prevention of meningococcal infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials},
  author={A. Fraser and A. Gafter‐Gvili and M. Paul and L. Leibovici},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={24},
  pages={172-181}
}
  • A. Fraser, A. Gafter‐Gvili, +1 author L. Leibovici
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials was performed in order to study the effectiveness of prophylactic treatment regimens in preventing secondary cases of meningococcal disease (i.e., those contracted after contact with a person with meningococcal disease) and in eradicating Neisseria meningitidis from the pharynx of healthy colonised individuals. The Medline, Embase, and Lilacs databases, the Cochrane Library, and the references of all studies identified were… CONTINUE READING
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