What is the best macrolide for atypical pneumonia?
Neher, Jon O.
Morton, Jacquelyn R.
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Erythromycin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin are equally effective in treating pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae or Chlamydophila (formerly Chlamydia) pneumoniae (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, small head-to-head trials). Macrolide choice can be based on other considerations—cost, side effects, and effectiveness against other suspected pathogens (SOR: C, expert opinion).
Clinical Inquiries, 2004 (MU)
Journal of Family Practice, 53(3) 2004: 229-230.