Etiology of acute pharyngitis in children: is antibiotic therapy needed?

  title={Etiology of acute pharyngitis in children: is antibiotic therapy needed?},
  author={Hsin Kuang Chi and N. -C. Chiu and Wen-chen Li and Fu-yuan Huang},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  volume={36 1},
Acute pharyngitis is a common upper respiratory tract disease in children. The aim of this study is to find the associated microorganisms and determinate whether antibiotics is needed. This study included a total of 416 children with a diagnosis of acute pharyngitis who were treated in an outpatient clinic In Taipei. Throat swabs for viral and bacterial cultures were taken. Antibiotics were prescribed when bacterial pharyngitis was suspected on the initial visit. The prescription was adjusted… CONTINUE READING

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