Journal Article

A Meta-Analysis on the Effects of Antibiotic Treatment on Duration of Symptoms Caused by Infection with <i>Campylobacter</i> Species

Anders Ternhag, Tommi Asikainen, Johan Giesecke and Karl Ekdahl

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 5, pages 696-700
Published in print March 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/509924
A Meta-Analysis on the Effects of Antibiotic Treatment on Duration of Symptoms Caused by Infection with Campylobacter Species

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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.

Journal Article.  2161 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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