Sood SC, Bilaziz M, Basbas N.
Ann Trop Paediatr. 1986 Mar;6(1):93-4.
In vivo sensitivity of salmonella has been studied in 38 children with acute gastroenteritis. They were treated for 7 days with gentamicin, to which the organisms were sensitive in vitro. Stool culture remained positive in 30 of the 38 cases. The children improved on supportive and symptomatic therapy. This study shows that antibiotics have no role to play in the management of acute salmonella gastro-enteritis in children.
Keywords: Salmonella enteritis in children in Libya: role of antibiotic therapy.