Studies in Shigellosis

IV. A Controlled Trial of Sulfadiazine, Dihydrostreptomycin and Oxytetracycline as Long Term Prophylaxis Agents in a Highly Endemic Environment for Shigellosis

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  • United States Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, Cairo, Egypt


Sulfadiazine, dihydrostreptomycin and oxytetracycline were tested as prophylactic agents over a period of 32 weeks in children living in an environment of high endemicity of shigellosis, and were not effective and practical in the dosages used.