Azithromycin for treatment of severe Cryptosporidium diarrhea in two children with cancer

Sergio L. Vargas, Jerry L. Shenep, Patricia M. Flynn, Ching Hon Pui, Victor M. Santana, Walter T. Hughes

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Abstract

Two children with cancer received azithromycin for Cryptosporidium-associated diarrhea that was unresponsive to supportive care. One child had choleriform diarrhea requiring daily fluid replacement of up to 65% of his total body weight; the other had protracted diarrhea and wasting. In both cases, administration of azithromycin was followed by prompt clinical imporvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-156
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Volume123
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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