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Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Mar 1;44(5):696-700. Epub 2007 Jan 25.

A meta-analysis on the effects of antibiotic treatment on duration of symptoms caused by infection with Campylobacter species.

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Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Stockholm, Sweden. anders.ternhag@karolinska.se

Abstract

Eleven randomized, controlled trials of antibiotic treatment versus placebo in patients with Campylobacter species infection were pooled in a meta-analysis. Antibiotic treatment shortened the duration of intestinal symptoms by 1.32 days (95% confidence interval, 0.64-1.99; P<.0001). Because of problems with drug resistance, a restrictive attitude towards the administration of antibiotics in uncomplicated cases is advised.

PMID:
17278062
DOI:
10.1086/509924
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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