Trimethopim-sulfamethoxazole compared with benzathine penicillin for treatment of impetigo in Aboriginal children: A pilot randomised controlled trial: Case report

Steven Tong, Ross Andrews, Therese Kearns, Rosalyn Gundjirryirr, Malcolm McDonald, Bart Currie, Jonathan Carapetis

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    Abstract

    We conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial comparing trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to benzathine penicillin for treatment of impetigo in Aboriginal children. Treatment was successful in 7 of 7 children treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and 5 of 6 treated with benzathine penicillin. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole achieved microbiological clearance and healing of sores from which ?-hemolytic streptococci and community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were initially cultured. � 2010 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)131-133
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
    Volume46
    Issue number3
    Early online date17 Mar 2010
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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