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- Acute infections caused by Salmonella typhi
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- Part of a cystic fibrosis regimen when other agents are ineffective or contraindicated.
- Ocular infections (ophthalmic drops and ointments)
- Lung abscess
- Gas gangrene (in PCN allergic pts)
- Brain abscess
- Paratyphoid fever
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Last updated: January 31, 2016
Pham, Paul A, and John G Bartlett. "Chloramphenicol." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2016. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540119/all/Chloramphenicol.
Pham PA, Bartlett JG. Chloramphenicol. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540119/all/Chloramphenicol. Accessed March 23, 2019.
Pham, P. A., & Bartlett, J. G. (2016). Chloramphenicol. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540119/all/Chloramphenicol
Pham PA, Bartlett JG. Chloramphenicol [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. [cited 2019 March 23]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540119/all/Chloramphenicol.
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