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Bacterial eradication rates with shortened courses of 2nd- and 3rd-generation cephalosporins versus 10 days of penicillin for treatment of group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis in adults

Review published: 2007.

Bibliographic details: Pichichero M E, Casey J R.  Bacterial eradication rates with shortened courses of 2nd- and 3rd-generation cephalosporins versus 10 days of penicillin for treatment of group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis in adults. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 2007; 59(2): 127-130. [PubMed: 17908614]

Abstract

In a meta-analysis of 5 randomized controlled trials involving 1030 adults, the likelihood of bacteriologic eradication in the treatment of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GAS) tonsillopharyngitis with 5 days of select cephalosporins (cefpodoxime, cefuroxime, cefotiam, and cefdinir) was noninferior to 10 days of penicillin (odds ratio, 1.46; 95% confidence interval, 0.96-2.22, P = 0.08).

CRD has determined that this article meets the DARE scientific quality criteria for a systematic review.

Copyright © 2014 University of York.

PMID: 17908614

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