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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 419-420

Cefditoren pivoxil associated rash and arthralgia in a child


1 Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, India

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Manab Nandy
Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.96354

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Cefditoren pivoxil is an oral antimicrobial used increasingly in pediatric bacterial infections. We report a case of rash and arthralgia following administration of cefditoren pivoxil for lower respiratory tract infection in a four-year-old female child. On discontinuation of the antibiotic, the child recovered full function of the knee joint within seven days. The causality of the event assessed as per the WHO-UMC system for standardized case causality assessment criteria can be considered as 'probable'. Analyzed by the Naranjo's ADR probability scale, the score was 7, which also makes it a 'probable' event.






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