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Is the frequency of recurrent chest infections, in children with chronic neurological problems, reduced by prophylactic Azithromycin?
  1. Charlotte B Kirk (charlotte{at}kirkfamily.co.uk)
  1. Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Abstract

    Prophylactic Azithromycin may decrease the frequency of respiratory exacerbations in children with severe neurological impairment and chronic lung disease (grade B) Prophylactic Azithromycin should not produce serious or life-threatening side effects in this population (grade B)

    • Azithromycin
    • Chest Infection
    • Chronic Neurological Impairment
    • Macrolide antibiotic

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