Active Ingredient: Azithromycin
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Several coaches were completely destroyed, unrecognisable. In in vitro study, Jang et al.
However, there is a controversial report performed in a double-blinded clinical trial showing that clarithromycin treatment had little or no effect on the severity of cold symptoms or the intensity of neutrophilic nasal inflammation.
The discrepancy between the results of in vitro study by Jang et al. In addition, there are controversies about the effective duration of macrolide therapy.
Severe RSV infections during early infancy are associated with the excessive production of Th 2 cytokines, which has been suggested as a risk factor for the later development of asthma and allergic sensitization.
Tahan et al. In their study, treatment with clarithromycin daily for 3 weeks was associated with a statistically significant reduction in the length of hospital stay, the duration of need for supplemental oxygen, the need for 2-agonist treatment, and readmission to the hospital within 6 months after discharge.
Furthermore, there were significant decreases in plasma IL-4, IL-8, and eotaxin levels after 3 weeks of treatment with clarithromycin.
In contrast to favorable effects of macrolides on RSV infection reported in number of papers, Kneyber et al.
In their study, azithromycin was not associated with a stronger resolution of clinical symptoms represented by the RSV symptom score.
Various inflammatory mediators are suggested to be associated with the pathogenesis and severity of influenza virus infection. Increases in proinflammatory cytokines and monokines, including interleukin IL-1, IL-6, and IL-8, are observed in the serum in the patients and in the lung of mice infected with influenza virus.
Clarithromycin inhibits the activation of NF- B, migration of neutrophils, and the production of proinflammatory cytokines by interfering with extracellular signal-regulated kinases.
It also promotes the induction of sIgA and IgG in the airway fluids of mice infected with influenza A virus.
Sawabuchi et al. In their study, low induction of antiviral sIgA which represents the first immunological barrier to pathogens was observed in the oseltamivir, an antiviral neuraminidase inhibitor, treatment group. However, the addition of clarithromycin to oseltamivir augmented sIgA production and restored local mucosal sIgA levels, indicating that clarithromycin boosted the nasopharyngeal mucosal immune response in children presenting with influenza A, even in those treated with oseltamivir who had low production of mucosal anti-viral sIgA.
Conclusions Macrolides possess anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties extending beyond their antibacterial activity. However, confirmation in larger series, as well as identification of their precise mechanism affecting virus-induced inflammation or viral replicationn, is still awaited.
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