Evaluation of DNA damage using the comet assay in children on long-term benzathine penicillin for secondary prophylaxis of rheumatic fever

Dundaroz R., Ulucan H. , Denli M., Karapinar K., Aydin H., Baltaci V.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.43, ss.276-280, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1046/j.1442-200x.2001.01397.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.276-280


Backround: Benzathine penicillin is the most widely used antibiotic in the prophylaxis of children with rheumatic fever. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the DNA damage in children receiving one dose of 1.2 million units benzathine penicillin every 4 weeks over a long period to prevent recurrences of rheumatic fever.