Antibiotics for premature rupture of membranes

October 2001
Caribbean Health;Oct2001, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p34
The article discusses the study which examines the effects of antibiotic treatment to pregnancy. A total of 4826 women with preterm, prelabour rupture of membranes were randomized with erythromycin, co-amoxiclav, both drugs, or placebo. Unlike the co-amoxiclav, the study shows that erythromycin given to women with preterm, prelabour rupture of membranes is beneficial to the infant.


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