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Medical / Scientific Abstract

Title:Long term treatment of chronic Lyme arthritis with benzathine penicillin.
Authors:Cimmino MA, Accardo S
Source:Ann Rheum Dis 1992 Aug;51(8):1007-8
Organization:Dipartimento di Medicina Interna Universita di Genova Genoa Italy.

The cases are reported of two patients with chronic Lyme arthritis resistant to the recommended antibiotic regimens who were cured by long term treatment with benzathine penicillin. It is suggested that the sustained therapeutic levels of penicillin were effective either by the inhibition of germ replication or by lysis of the spirochaetes when they were leaving their sanctuaries.

Adult, Case Report, Drug Administration Schedule, Female, Human, Lyme Disease, DT, Penicillin G, Benzathine, AD, TU, Time Factors, Medline File

Language: Eng

Unique ID: 93037648

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