What is the role of antibiotic therapy in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Updated: Jan 12, 2021
  • Author: Setu K Patolia, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Although there is no role for antibiotics in the treatment of coronavirus infection, 58% of patients in Wuhan were started on antibiotics. [11] Further, the use of empiric antibiotics is endorsed by the WHO to cover bacterial superinfections. [18]

The use of azithromycin along with hydroxychloroquine has been described in an open-label trial.

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