What are the limitations of oral erythromycin in the treatment of Campylobacter infections?

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: Mahmud H Javid, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In some cases, systemic Campylobacter infections are diagnosed retrospectively following empirical antibiotic therapy with clinical resolution. In such cases, follow-up blood cultures should be obtained, and treatment can be stopped if they are negative.

Oral erythromycin may not be adequate for systemic C jejuni or C fetus endovascular infections.


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