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[Correspondence] Inappropriate use of antibiotics in children in China

Despite WHO’s years of advocating appropriate use of antibiotics in children,1 the situation in China remains difficult. In April, 2015, a boy aged 3 years visited a hospital for abdominal pain that was then diagnosed as colitis. 3 weeks later, he died from organ failure induced by Klebsiella pneumoniae—a superbug resistant to most or all forms of available antibiotics.2

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