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Year : 1987  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 335--336

Use of Benzathine Pencillin in Impectigo in Children

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One hundred and fifty children having impetigo were investigated bacteriologically. Pure growth of staphylococcus aureus was found in 92 children, Streptococcus pyogenes in 39 children and both organisms were isolated in 19 children. Forty four per cent Staphylococcus aureus and 82% Streptococcus pyogenes were sensitive to penicillin. One hundred children were treated with injection benzathine penicillin and fifty cases treated with oral tablet sulfamoxole. Benzathine pencillin was effective in 92.3% cases irrespective of whether the staphylococci and streptococci isolated were sensitive to penicillin or not. Sulfamoxole therapy was effective in 64% children.


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