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Volume 1, Number 4—October 1995

Does Treatment of Bloody Diarrhea due to Shigella dysenteriae Type 1 with Ampicilin Precipitate Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome?

Abdulaziz A. A. Bin Saeed, Hassan E. El Bushra, and Nasser A. Al-Hamdan
Author affiliations: Field Epidemiology Training Program, Department of Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Table 1

A Profiles of children admitted to hospitals with bloody diarrhea (BD) or hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

B. Precentage of 110 KB patients treated with antibiotics b,c
Ampicillin 36.6 70.0 15.4 11.1 100.0
Metronidazole 14.6 55.0 7.7 0 100.0
Gentamicin 22.0 22.5 0 55.6 42.9
Nalidixic acid 70.7 57.5 61.5 66.7 0
Claforan 2.4 20.0 0 11.1 0
Amikacin 9.8 0 7.7 22.2 28.6

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