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Treatment of Chronic Diarrhea with Amoxicillin

Guillermo Santoscoy, Joaquina Grannell and Marta Romero
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Vol. 129, Supplement. International Symposium on Amoxicillin: Clinical Perspectives (Jun., 1974), pp. s228-s230
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30105989
Page Count: 3
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Treatment of Chronic Diarrhea with Amoxicillin
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Abstract

The efficacy of amoxicillin in treatment of chronic bacterial diarrhea was studied in patients from two low socioeconomic groups among whom chronic diarrhea was endemic. Fifty-seven patients, six months to 72 years old, were treated for a four-day period. Fifty-five (96%) were asymptomatic within 72 hr, 70% within 48 hr. Stool cultures were negative in 92% from whom cultures were obtained. Two patients with septicemia due to Escherichia coli and two patients with infections due to Citrobacter were not cured. No significant side effects were seen.

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