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Chloramphenicol treatment for acute infective conjunctivitis in children in primary care: a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: One in eight schoolchildren have an episode of acute infective conjunctivitis every year. Standard clinical practice is to prescribe a topical antibiotic, although the evidence to support this practice is scarce. We undertook a randomised double-blind trial to compare the effectiveness of chloramphenicol eye drops with placebo in children with infective conjunctivitis in primary care. METHODS: Our study included 326 children aged 6 months to 12 years with a clinical diagnosis of c...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Cancer
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, Biomedical RC
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
366
Issue:
9479
Pages:
37-43
Publication date:
2005
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:bb0bb684-6d5b-4df5-b4c8-617c73e9e9a8
Source identifiers:
66457
Local pid:
pubs:66457

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