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How long should I take antibiotics? Exploring the Goldilocks problem.

08:00 EDT 5 Aug 2017 | KevinMD

Antibiotics save lives, but antibiotics can have negative effects.  When patients have bacterial infections, we want to treat them to prevent complications of the bacterial infection, but not treat them for an excessive duration.  So we have a Goldilocks problem — we want antibiotic duration to be just right — neither too short or too […]

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