Shorter course of ciprofloxacin mooted

Acute pyeloneph­ritis in women can be treated successfully using a shorter course of antibiotics than is currently recommended, research shows.

A Swedish study found a seven-day course of ciprofloxacin completely resolved symptoms in 97% of patients with community-acquired infections, whereas a 14-day course cured 96%.

A 10-14-day course had been considered appropriate treatment “for many years”, but could now be reduced to prevent the emergence of resistant