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Review ofSkoog Ståhlgren G, Tyrstrup M, Edlund C, et al. Penicillin V four times daily for five days versus three times daily for 10 days in patients with pharyngotonsillitis caused by group A streptococci: randomised controlled, open label, non-inferiority study. BMJ 2019;367:l5337.
Open label, randomised controlled non-inferiority study. Allocation: central randomisation by computerised random number generator. Setting: 17 primary health centres in Sweden. Intervention: randomised to either Penicillin V 800mg four times per day for 5 days (total 16g) or Penicillin V 1000mg three times per day for 10 days. (total 30g). Patients: 422 patients, aged 6 years and older with pharyngotonsillitis caused by group A streptococci and with three or …
Contributors The abstract and commentary were written by Stacy Wightman.
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