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Co-trimoxazole versus azithromycin for the treatment of undifferentiated febrile illness in Nepal: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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Undifferentiated febrile illness (UFI) includes typhoid and typhus fevers and generally designates fever without any localizing signs. UFI is a great therapeutic challenge in countries like Nepal because of the lack of available point-of-care, rapid diagnostic tests. Often patients are empirically treated as presumed enteric fever. Due to the development of high-level resistance to traditionally used fluoroquinolones against enteric fever, azithromycin is now commonly used to treat enteric fe...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s13063-017-2199-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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Trials Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Pages:
Article: 450
Publication date:
2017-10-02
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ISSN:
1745-6215
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pubs:732998
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uri:2d3b9bb2-8a58-4652-a4e2-1ec6eb431d8a
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uuid:2d3b9bb2-8a58-4652-a4e2-1ec6eb431d8a
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pubs:732998

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