Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Pharyngitis in Adults

  title={Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Pharyngitis in Adults},
  author={Vincenza Snow and Christel Mottur-Pilson and Richelle J. Cooper and Jerome R. Hoffman},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
In this guideline, we present the evidence and make specific recommendations on how clinicians can distinguish and diagnose pharyngitis caused by group A -hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS). We also discuss when antibiotic use is beneficial and which antibiotics should be used. This guideline will not cover gonococcal pharyngitis and diphtheria, for which the appropriateness of immediate antibiotic treatment is well established. The numbers in square brackets are cross-references to the numbered… Expand
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