Antibiotics for trachoma
The review found some evidence that antibiotics reduce trachoma. Ointment is neither better nor worse than tablets.
In 1997, WHO launched an initiative on trachoma control based on the SAFE strategy (surgery, antibiotics, facial cleanliness, and environmental improvement). This review aims to assess the evidence supporting the antibiotic arm of the SAFE strategy by assessing the effects of antibiotics on both active trachoma and on Chlamydia trachomatis infection of the conjunctiva.
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