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Antibiotics for Infectious Conjunctivitis: Efficacy Is in the Eye of the Beholder - Frankly Speaking Ep 319Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato
In children, bacterial infections are a common cause of infectious conjunctivitis. But, like many clinicians, you may be uncertain about the efficacy of using antibiotic drops in these pediatric patients. Join us to get an evidence-based answer to the important question, “Are antibiotic drops needed in children with acute infectious conjunctivitis?”
Episode references and resource links:
- Honkila M, Koskela U, Kontiokari T, et al. Effect of Topical Antibiotics on Duration of Acute Infective Conjunctivitis in Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial and a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(10):e2234459. Published 2022 Oct 3.
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- Discuss the common causes of conjunctivitis in children and in adults
- Summarize the effectiveness of antibiotic drops for treating children with acute infectious conjunctivitis
Frank J. Domino, MD
Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School,
Executive Editor, DynaMed
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
Frank J. Domino, MD: Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP: Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development, editing, and review of the content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
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