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A Journal on Ophthalmology
Minerva Oftalmologica 2004 June;46(2):111-6
Effectiveness of fusidic acid in acute conjunctivitis of bacterial origin in children
Toschi P. G., Prosdocimo G.
Aim. A study has been carried out on the effectiveness and tolerance of fusidic acid in the treatment of acute conjunctivitis in infancy.
Methods. Thirty children (16 male and 14 female) aged between 1 and 5 years (average 2.3), representing a picture of acute catarrhal conjunctivitis were recruited. A conjunctival smear was carried out in all of them for the purposes of microbiological research and 1% fusidic acid was prescribed in monodose viscous ophthalmic drops at a dose of 1 drop every 12 hours for 10 days.
Results. After 5 days the symptoms and clinical picture were significantly improved and after 10 days complete cure had been obtained in 28 cases. Slight redness with secretion persisted in 2 cases. No patient reported unwanted effects during administration and tolerance was excellent.
Conclusion. This study confirms the possibility of using fusidic acid as treatment of choice in bacterial conjunctivitis in infancy as it proved to have good antimicrobial effectiveness, excellent tolerance and good compliance on the part of the patients.