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Estudo clínico, duplo-cego, randomizado, em crianças com amigdalites recorrentes submetidas a tratamento homeopático / A double-blind, randomized clinical study in children with recurrent tonsillitis undergoing homeopathic treatment

Furuta, Sergio E; Weckx, Luc L M; Figueiredo, Claudia R.
Rev. homeopatia (São Paulo) ; 80(1/2): 164-173, 2017. graf, tab
Article in Portuguese | HomeoIndex (homeopathy) | ID: hom-11976

Objective:

The efficacy and security of homeopathic treatment was investigated on children with recurrent tonsillitis justifying surgery.

Methods:

Prospective, randomized, double-blind clinical trial that included 40 children between ages of 3 to 7 years old, 20 children were treated with homeopathic medication and 20 children with placebo. The duration of the study of each child was 4 months. The evaluation of the results was clinical, by means of a standard questionnaire and clinical examination on the first and last day of treatment. Recurrent tonsillitis was defined as 5 to 7 episodes of bacterial acute tonsillitis per year.

Results:

From the group of 18 children who completed homeopathic treatment, 14 did not present any episode of acute bacterial tonsillitis; from the group of 15 children who received placebo 5 patients did not present tonsillitis; this difference was statistically significant (p= 0,015). None of the patient exhibited side effects.

Conclusions:

homeopathic treatment was effective in the children with recurrent tonsillitis compared to placebo, 14 children (78%) were no longer indicated surgery. Homeopathic treatment was not associated with adverse events. (AU)
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