Journal article

Antibiotics for whooping cough (pertussis) (Withdrawn Paper. 2007, atr. no. CD004404)

S Altunaiji, R Kukuruzovic, N Curtis, J Massie

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease. Infants are at highest risk of severe disease and death. Erythromycin for 14 days is currently recommended for treatment and contact prophylaxis, but is of uncertain benefit. OBJECTIVES: To study the benefits and risks of antibiotic treatment of and contact prophylaxis against whooping cough. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) (The Cochrane Library Issue 1, 2007); MEDLINE (January 1966 to March 2007); EMBASE (January 1974 to March 2007). SELECTION CRITERIA: All randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials of antibiotics..

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