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Comparison of ofloxacin and ceftriaxone for short-course treatment of enteric fever.

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An open, randomized comparison of ofloxacin (200 mg, every 12 h) given orally for 5 days and ceftriaxone (3 g, once daily) given intravenously for 3 days in the treatment of uncomplicated enteric fever was conducted in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Salmonella paratyphi type A was isolated from six patients. Salmonella typhi was isolated from 41 patients; 63% of these isolates were resistant to multiple antibiotics: ampicillin, chloramphenicol, sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, and tetracycline. Of...

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10.1128/aac.38.8.1716

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Journal:
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume:
38
Issue:
8
Pages:
1716-1720
Publication date:
1994-08-05
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EISSN:
1098-6596
ISSN:
0066-4804
URN:
uuid:0c376ada-bbca-4d71-8128-e794f42dfdc1
Source identifiers:
44471
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pubs:44471

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