Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p84
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "azithromycin" is presented. It refers to a macrolide antibiotic drug used in treating infections of the skin, chest, throat and ears. It is also used to treat infections caused by chlamydia.


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