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Vol. 25 - Num. 100

Evidence based Pediatrics

Antibiotic eye drops shorten the duration of infectious conjunctivitis in children

Carolina Blanco Rodrígueza, Pilar Aizpurua Galdeanob

aPediatra. CS Sanchinarro. Madrid. España
bPediatra. San Sebastián. España.

Correspondence: C Blanco . E-mail: c_blanco50@hotmail.com

Reference of this article: Blanco Rodríguez C, Aizpurua Galdeano P. Antibiotic eye drops shorten the duration of infectious conjunctivitis in children . Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2023;25:429-33. https://doi.org/10.60147/8db7b8a0

Published in Internet: 26-12-2023 - Visits: 2663

Abstract

Authors´ conclusions: topical antibiotics were associated with significantly shorter durations of conjunctival symptoms in children with acute infective conjunctivitis.

Reviewers´ commentary: the use of topical antibiotics modestly benefits the patient, shortening the clinical cure in acute conjunctivitis. However, given the self-limited course of this pathology and the lack of cost-effectiveness studies in this area, its generalized prescription in primary care does not seem justified. Such studies should be carried out to assess the overall impact on society of the treatment of these patients.

Keywords

Anti-bacterial agents: therapeutic use Child Conjunctivitis Infant Preschool

Note:

Este artículo se publica simultáneamente con la revista electrónica Evidencias en Pediatría (www.evidenciasenpediatria.es).

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