Place of azithromycin in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in children

S.A. Kramarov, L.V. Zakordonets


Due to the growing resistance of bacteria to antibacterial drugs, the treatment of pneumonia remains topical medical issue. The article provides international recommendations on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in children. Numerous experimental and clinical studies have revealed high efficacy of azithromycin even in the presence of resistant strains. This is due to the peculiarities of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and the versatility of the mechanisms of action of the drug. To date, azithromycin has not lost its position in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, especially in the children.


pneumonia; treatment; azithromycin; resistance; children


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