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Azithromycin helped prevent progression from upper airway infection to wheezing in a select group of preschool-age children. Further studies are needed before considering widespread use of azithromycin for young children with “colds.”
Financial Disclosure: Infectious Disease Alert’s editor, Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA, reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study; peer reviewer Patrick Joseph, MD, is laboratory director for Genomic Health, Siemens Corp., and CareDx; Updates author, Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, continuing education and editorial director Lee Landenberger, executive editor Shelly Morrow Mark, and associate managing editor Jonathan Springston report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.