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. 2017 Aug 23;114:ERIC.

[Doxycycline Can Be Given to Children Without Risk of Staining of Teeth]

[Article in Swedish]
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[Doxycycline Can Be Given to Children Without Risk of Staining of Teeth]

[Article in Swedish]
Daniel Bremell et al. Lakartidningen. .
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Abstract

Doxycycline can be given to children without risk of staining of teeth In Sweden, several hundred children are treated for Lyme neuroborreliosis annually, the majority of which are treated with intravenous ceftriaxone. Older tetracycline class antibiotics can cause permanent staining of the teeth. For doxycycline this has never been shown. Three publications on children exposed to doxycycline from three months of age show no risk of staining of the teeth. Changing the recommended treatment for children with Lyme neuroborreliosis to oral doxycycline would markedly simplify treatment for children and parents and reduce healthcare costs.

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