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Letters Whooping cough

Erythromycin in whooping cough

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 29 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2615
  1. Gianluca Tornese, resident in paediatrics1,
  2. Federica Patarino, resident in paediatrics1,
  3. Federico Marchetti, consultant paediatrician1
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Child Health, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, and University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
  1. gianluca.tornese{at}

    Erythromycin is no longer considered the first choice in contact prophylaxis for whooping cough.1 According to a Cochrane review,2 the best regimens for microbiological clearance and for contact prophylaxis, with fewer side effects, are …

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