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Rev Fr Gynecol Obstet. 1989 Oct;84(10):699-703.

[Treatment of upper genital infections in women. Multicenter study of the comparative efficacy and tolerance of an amoxicillin-clavulanic acid combination and of a triple antibiotic combination].

[Article in French]

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Hôpital Jean-Verdier, Bondy.


Eighty-two patients with laparoscopically confirmed salpingitis were randomly divided into two groups in a multicentre and prospective trial. Single drug therapy with the amoxicillin-clavulanic acid combination was used in 42 patients (group A). The other 40 patients were given a combination of penicillin, aminoside and metronidazole (group B). For each case a secondary prescription for a tetracycline was discussed. Clinical results were comparable in both groups: sooner (at the end of the hospitalization period) in group A: 10 cured, 30 improved and 2 failures against 9 cured, 30 improved in group B. Later (evaluation after 5 to 8 weeks) a relapse was noted in five patients in group A and included one case of angioedema in group B. It is concluded that amoxicillin-clavulanic acid combination is a satisfactory alternative to the penicillin-aminoside-metronidazole combination, especially as it is simpler to use.

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