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Do children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition need antibiotics? A systematic review and meta-analysis

PloS One

Jan 18, 2013

Gabriel AlcobaAlain Gervaix

Abstract

Current (1999) World Health Organization guidelines recommend giving routine antibiotics (AB) for all children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM), even if they have uncomplicated disease with no clinically obvious infections. We examined the evidence behind this recommendation. OVID-M...read more

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Urine
Meta-Analysis (Publications)
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Amoxicillin Trihydrate
Ovid
Amoxicillin
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Do children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition need antibiotics? A systematic review and meta-analysis

PloS One

Jan 18, 2013

Gabriel AlcobaAlain Gervaix

PMID: 23326395

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053184

Abstract

Current (1999) World Health Organization guidelines recommend giving routine antibiotics (AB) for all children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM), even if they have uncomplicated disease with no clinically obvious infections. We examined the evidence behind this recommendation. OVID-M...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Septicemia
Clavulanate
Wasting
Urine
Meta-Analysis (Publications)
Ceftriaxone
Amoxicillin Trihydrate
Ovid
Amoxicillin
Gentamicins
3
119

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