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Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis after pertussis prophylaxis with erythromcyin: a case review and cohort study.

Authors
  • Honein, M A
  • Paulozzi, L J
  • Himelright, I M
  • Lee, B
  • Cragan, J D
  • Patterson, L
  • Correa, A
  • Hall, S
  • Erickson, J D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Lancet (London, England)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1999
Volume
354
Issue
9196
Pages
2101–2105
Identifiers
PMID: 10609814
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Neonates receiving oral erythromycin may have an increased risk of IHPS. The risks and benefits of erythromycin for neonatal pertussis prophylaxis should be re-evaluated, and caution should be used in defining risk groups for prophylaxis.

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