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Antibiotics for preventing complications in children with measles

  1. Sushil K Kabra1,*,
  2. Rakesh Lodha2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 14 AUG 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 24 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001477.pub4


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Kabra SK, Lodha R. Antibiotics for preventing complications in children with measles. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD001477. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001477.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Pediatric Pulmonology Division, Department of Pediatrics, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

  2. 2

    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

*Sushil K Kabra, Pediatric Pulmonology Division, Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, 110029, India. skkabra@hotmail.com. skkabra@rediffmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 14 AUG 2013

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