Are young infants treated with erythromycin at risk for developing hypertrophic pyloric stenosis?

Maheshwai, Nitin
March 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Mar2007, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p271
Academic Journal
The article examines the clinical inquiry concerning young infants exposed to erythromycin on whether they are at risk of developing hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Four studies concerning the association of erythromycin and infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis are outlined and compared. It concludes that young infants given with erythromycin in the first few weeks of life are at higher risk for developing the disease, and the highest risk is encountered during the first two weeks of life.


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