Nor does Dr. Dinh expect wholesale clinical embracing of the encouraging results, which bolster the ever-accumulating data in favor of shorter courses of antibiotics for some infectious diseases.
“I think there is a chance that clinicians who normally treat for 9 or 10 days may now feel comfortable reducing to 7,” he said with a chuckle.
The French Ministry of Health sponsored the study. Dr. Dinh had no competing financial interests.
SOURCE: Dinh et al. ECCMID 2018, .