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J HEALTH POPUL NUTR
Low birth-weight is a leading health problem in developing countries. In a randomized controlled trial, the effect of antimicrobials in pregnant women on improving birth-weight and duration of gestation was evaluated. Two hundred twenty-four pregnant women in their second trimester were randomized to receive metronidazole (200 mg 3 times daily for 7 days) and cephalexin (500 mg twice daily for 5 days) orally by one group. The mean (±SD) birth-weights were 2,545 g (±374) and 2,584 g (±358,fatcat:wijsyqtprfb3riyelutabblr3u