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Treatment of acute pyelonephritis in children: Conclusions should have been more cautious

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7445.957 (Published 15 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:957
  1. Juan M Lozano, professor of paediatrics and clinical epidemiology ([email protected])
  1. School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Carrera 7 No 40-62, Bogotá, Colombia

    EDITOR—The evidence supporting one of Craig and Hodson's major conclusions, that oral and intravenous antibiotics are equally safe and effective for acute pyelonephritis in children, has important caveats.1

    None of the two trials (one published, one ongoing) comparing oral and parenteral antibiotics have found significant differences in …

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