This review will aim to look at the benefits and harms of single dose antibiotics compared with short- (≤ 3 days) and long- (7 to 14 days) term antibiotic therapy for symptomatic UTIs in children. These results shall be further analysed in children with anatomically normal urinary tracts and children with urogenital abnormalities.
Single dose antibiotics for treating urinary tract infection in children
March 14, 2012
This Cochrane Review is at the protocol stage and there is no abstract or plain language summary. The objectives for the review are as follows:
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