Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Azithromycin is a new antibiotic with a broad spectrum of activity against several different types of antimicrobial pathogens. It has become established for the treatment of common bacterial infections in temperate countries but its role for treating or preventing classical tropical infections is evolving. Azithromycin had reasonable but insufficient prophylactic efficacy against Plasmodium falciparum and limited data currently exist on its use in combination with other antimalarial drugs for treating patients with P. Falciparum malaria. Azithromycin has been used with good results for treating bacillary dysentery, scrub typhus and typhoid fever. Given the global emergence of drug resistance to commonly used antimicrobial agents, more work needs to be done to further define potential use of azithromycin.

Type

Journal

Giornale Italiano di Medicina Tropicale

Publication Date

01/12/2000

Volume

5

Pages

15 - 20