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Prophylactic antibiotics for the prevention of cellulitis (erysipelas) of the leg: results of the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network's PATCH II trial.

Authors
  • Thomas, Kim
  • Crook, Angela
  • Foster, Katharine
  • Mason, James
  • Chalmers, Joanne
  • Bourke, John
  • Ferguson, Adam
  • Level, Nick
  • Nunn, Andrew
  • Williams, Hywel
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Dermatology
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
166
Issue
1
Pages
169–178
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2011.10586.x
PMID: 21910701
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although this trial was limited by slow recruitment, and the result failed to achieve statistical significance, it provides the best evidence available to date for the prevention of recurrence of this debilitating condition.

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