Role of atypical bacteria and azithromycin therapy for children with recurrent respiratory tract infections.

@article{Esposito2005RoleOA,
  title={Role of atypical bacteria and azithromycin therapy for children with recurrent respiratory tract infections.},
  author={Susanna Esposito and Samantha Bosis and Nadia Faelli and Enrica Begliatti and Roberta Droghetti and Elena Tremolati and Alessandro Porta and Francesco De Blasi and Nicola Principi},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={
          438-44
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study of 352 patients, 1-14 years of age, with acute respiratory infections and a history of recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs), and 208 healthy subjects was to evaluate whether Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae played a role in causing acute respiratory episodes among children with RRTIs and whether specific antibiotic treatment for these bacteria could improve the acute episodes and reduce recurrences. METHODS The patients were blindly… CONTINUE READING
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