Journal article

SINGLE DOSE TRIMETHOPRIM FOR URINARY-TRACT INFECTION

T NOLAN, L LUBITZ, F OBERKLAID

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 1989

Abstract

A randomised clinical trial of single dose trimethoprim against a seven day course of co-trimoxazole (trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole) for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection was carried out in 106 children aged between 2 and 16 years. Of the 50 children with confirmed urinary tract infections who were followed up 48 hours after treatment with a single dose of trimethoprim all were free of infection, whereas two of the 56 who received the course of co-trimoxazole (4%) had persisting infections. At follow up after 10 days, however, significantly more of the group treated with trimethoprim had evidence of recurrent urinary tract infection compared with those who had received ..

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