For children with respiratory infections, antibiotics with narrower targets are better -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

For children with respiratory infections, antibiotics with narrower targets are better

02/05/2018

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"Many children unnecessarily receive broad-spectrum antibiotics for common infections, which can lead to antibiotic resistance and unnecessary side effects," said study leader Jeffrey Gerber, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).