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Common Antibiotics Cut Deaths in African AIDS Patients: Study

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News March 29, 2010 @ 6:56 pm
image Use of a cheap, commonly-prescribed antibiotic dramatically reduced the death toll among African patients whose immune systems had been ravaged by the AIDS virus, says a paper appearing on Monday. The drug, co-trimoxazole, marketed as Septrim, Bactrim and other brands, is widely used to combat pneumonia and ear and urinary tract infections and has also been found to have some antimalarial properties. The investigation covered 3,179 people in Uganda and Zimbabwe who were s...

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