Single-dose azithromycin prevents trichiasis recurrence following surgery: randomized trial in Ethiopia.

@article{West2006SingledoseAP,
  title={Single-dose azithromycin prevents trichiasis recurrence following surgery: randomized trial in Ethiopia.},
  author={Sheila K West and Emily S. West and Wondu Alemayehu and Muluken Melese and Beatriz Mu{\~n}oz and Alemush Imeru and Alemayehu Worku and Charlotte Gaydos and Curtis L. Meinert and Thomas Quinn},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={2006},
  volume={124 3},
  pages={
          309-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Trichiasis recurrence following surgery is a serious problem for trachoma programs. OBJECTIVE To determine if postoperative treatment with azithromycin compared with topical tetracycline reduces recurrence up to 1 year, and if azithromycin treatment of household members provides additional benefit compared with treating only the surgical patient. DESIGN A randomized, single-masked, clinical trial was conducted in Ethiopia. A total of 1452 patients with trichiasis were randomized… CONTINUE READING
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