Is azithromycin better than current first line treatments for typhoid and paratyphoid fever? Evidence Update, Other Infectious Diseases Series, January 2010.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from from Effa E E, Bukirwa H. Azithromycin for treating uncomplicated typhoid and paratyphoid fever (enteric fever). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006083. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006083.pub2.
Azithromycin is at least as good as fluoroquinolones, but more expensive
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp