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Do children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition need antibiotics? A systematic review and meta-analysis

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Kerac, Marko
Breysse, Serge
Salpeteur, Cécile
Briend, André
Published in PLOS ONE. 2013, vol. 8, no. 1, p. e53184
Abstract Current (1999) World Health Organization guidelines recommend giving routine antibiotics (AB) for all children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM), even if they have uncomplicated disease with no clinically obvious infections. We examined the evidence behind this recommendation.
Keywords Acute DiseaseAmoxicillin/therapeutic useAnti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic useBacteria/drug effectsBacterial Infections/complications/drug therapy/microbiologyCeftriaxone/therapeutic useChildChild Nutrition Disorders/complications/drug therapy/pathologyChild, PreschoolHumansPractice Guidelines as Topic
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PMID: 23326395
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Research group Etiologie des pneumonies et marqueurs inflammatoires chez l'enfant fébrile (183)
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ALCOBA WRIGHT, Fermin Gabriel et al. Do children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition need antibiotics? A systematic review and meta-analysis. In: PLOS ONE, 2013, vol. 8, n° 1, p. e53184. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:35195

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