A Meta-Analysis on the Effects of Antibiotic Treatment on Duration of Symptoms Caused by Infection withCampylobacterSpecies

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Eleven randomized, controlled trials of antibiotic treatment versus placebo in patients with Campylobacter species infection were pooled in a meta-analysis. Antibiotic treatment shortened the duration of intestinal symptoms by 1.32 days (95% confidence interval, 0.64–1.99; P < .0001). Because of problems with drug resistance, a restrictive attitude towards the administration of antibiotics in uncomplicated cases is advised.

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