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Does long-term chloramphenicol cause anaemia in Malawi?

Abstract:

Common clinical practice in many tropical paediatric departments is that chloramphenicol courses are limited to 2 weeks due to concerns about anaemia. However, this approach is not supported by current research and animal models. We used chloramphenicol for 6 weeks in 146 children with septic arthritis. All the children improved clinically. Most children were anaemic on presentation (mean haemoglobin [Hb] 8.43 SD 1.9), but the anaemia improved rapidly with clinical resolution of the infection...

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10.1258/004947506776593549

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Journal:
Tropical doctor
Volume:
36
Issue:
2
Pages:
114-115
Publication date:
2006-04-05
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EISSN:
1758-1133
ISSN:
0049-4755
URN:
uuid:f01c36cb-e112-4fc5-b291-1fd6ce934d96
Source identifiers:
109645
Local pid:
pubs:109645

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