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Penicillin for acute sore throat: randomised double blind trial of seven days versus three days treatment or placebo in adults

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 15 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:150

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Symptoms of sore Throat

Dear Dr. Zwart,

Thank you for your interesting article on penicillin for the
treatment of sore throat. I very much enjoyed reading it.I wonder,
however, how you have elicited symptoms of sore throat. Did you use any
known validated questionnaire, or did you use your own diary for this.
Would you be willing to go into a bit more details of what you actually
Thanks a lot inadvance, kind regards,


Competing interests: No competing interests

20 April 2001
Maria Kubin
Medical Research