Augmentin duo™ in the treatment of childhood blepharokeratoconjunctivitis.
Cehajic-Kapetanovic J., Kwartz J.
PURPOSE: To report the use of Augmentin Duo 400/57 (GlaxoSmithKline, Middlesex, UK) in the treatment of childhood blepharokeratoconjunctivitis (BKC). METHODS: This is a retrospective interventional case series. The case notes of 7 consecutive patients treated with Augmentin Duo 400/57 for BKC during 18 months were reviewed. Diagnostic criteria for BKC were blepharitis including recurrent chalazia and meibomian gland dysfunction, eyelid margin telangiectasia and facial rosacea, recurrent episodes of chronic red eye, photophobia, watering, punctate superficial keratopathy, corneal neovascularization, and corneal ulcers. RESULTS: Seven children (age range: 6 to 14 years) were diagnosed as having BKC. All children received systemic Augmentin Duo 400/57 and showed considerable improvement within the first month of therapy. Six children had no recurrences during a mean follow-up of 6 months. No patients experienced any side effects from this treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Augmentin Duo 400/57 has not previously been reported in the treatment of BKC in children. In this case series, Augmentin Duo 400/57 proved to be at least as effective as current treatments with systemic erythromycin or doxycycline with the advantage of a twice-daily dosage and a superior side-effect profile.