2020, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part B
Role of antibiotics in treatment of diarrhea in school going children
Dr. Radesh Pathak and Dr. Sunil Kumar Agrawal
To assess the efficacy of different antibiotic regime in treatment of diarrhoea of paediatric patients. Total of 40 paediatric patients with present of diarrhoea were included in the present study. All the patients were divided into two study groups with 20 patients in each group. Group 1 included subjects who were treated with ceftriaxone therapy while group2 included subjects who were treated with ciprofloxacin therapy. Microbial stool cultures were used as a standard for assessing the efficacy of both the antibiotic regimens. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software. Results: Mean age of the patients of group 1 and group 2 was 15.8 years and 14.9 years respectively. There were 12 males and 8 females in group 1 while there were 11 males and 9 females in group 2. Success rate among both the study groups was found to be 95 percent. Non- significant results were obtained while comparing the success rate of both the antibiotic treatment therapies. Conclusion: Both ceftriaxone and ciprofloxacin therapy are equally effective in treating diarrhoea in paediatric patients.
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Dr. Radesh Pathak, Dr. Sunil Kumar Agrawal. Role of antibiotics in treatment of diarrhea in school going children. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2020;3(1):73-75. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2020.v3.i1b.61