Efficacy of extract of Pelargonium sidoides in children with acute non-group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus tonsillopharyngitis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Anticancer Res. 2009 Nov;29(11):4629-32. PMID: 14526713
Pediatric Department II, Academy for Continuing Medical Education, Kiev, Ukraine.
BACKGROUND: Clinical trial data suggest that antibiotics are not indicated for the treatment of acute non-group A beta hemolytic strep (non-GABHS) tonsillopharyngitis. Nevertheless patients are symptomatic and effective alternatives for its treatment are needed that have been evaluated in clinical trials. OBJECTIVE: To confirm that treatment with an extract of Pelargonium sidoides (EPs 7630) is superior to placebo for the treatment of non-GABHS tonsillopharyngitis in children. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: Six study sites in 4 pediatric and ENT primary care outpatient clinics. PATIENTS: One hundred forty-three children aged 6-10 years with non-GABHS tonsillopharyngitis present