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King's College London

Penicillin Prescriptions Risk Under-Dosing Children

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Caption: Millions of children in the UK are potentially receiving penicillin prescriptions below the recommended dose for common infections, according to new research led jointly by researchers at King's College London, St George's, University of London and Imperial College London. The authors -- including Dr Paul Long of King's and Dr Sonia Saxena of Imperial College London -- are calling for an urgent review of penicillin dosing guidelines for children.

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