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Short Antibiotic Courses Safer for Breathing-Tube Infections in Children - 05/05/2011

Short Antibiotic Courses Safer for Breathing-Tube Infections in Children

Study shows need for judicious use of drugs to curb antibiotic resistance
Release Date: May 5, 2011

Short courses of antibiotics appear just as effective as longer ones — and a great deal safer — in treating respiratory infections that might cause pneumonia in children on temporary breathing devices, according to a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study published online May 3 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Read the full release on Johns Hopkins Childrens Center website.

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