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Letters Measles in older children and adults

If you had measles would you want prophylactic antibiotics?

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2172 (Published 08 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2172
  1. Iain Chalmers, coordinator
  1. James Lind Initiative, Oxford OX2 7LG, UK
  1. ichalmers{at}jameslind.net

The review by Cockbain and colleagues on the management of measles in older children and adults is timely,1 as this horrible disease continues to occur in developed and developing countries. I was surprised that the review did not mention prophylactic antibiotics, particularly as both the first and the most recent controlled trials …

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