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Single amoxicillin dose for strep throat allows next-day return to school

September 4, 2015

The majority of students with group A streptococcal pharyngitis treated with a single dose of amoxicillin tested negative for the infection within 24 hours, making them able to return to school the following day, according to a recent study.

“The purpose of this study was to re-evaluate the necessity of the 24-hours of antibiotic treatment for group A streptococcal pharyngitis before permitting return to school,” researcher Richard H. Schwartz, MD, of the department of pediatrics at the Inova Children’s Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia, and colleagues wrote. “We conclude that all children treated with amoxicillin for streptococcal pharyngitis by 5 p.m., if afebrile and improved, may be permitted to attend school on day 2.”

DOD halts operations after anthrax contamination

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Optical Coherence Tomography in Children: Analysis of 44 Eyes With Intraocular Tumors and Simulating Conditions

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, November/December 2004, Volume 41 Issue 6
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Pediatric Annals March 2015

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 2: March 2015

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