Role of Nasopharyngeal Culture in Antibiotic Prescription for Patients with Common Cold or Acute Sinusitis

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 The aim of the present study was to assess the hypothesis that, when present in nasopharyngeal secretions, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis play a pathogenic role early in the course of an upper respiratory tract infection. Adults with a clinical diagnosis of acute sinusitis or common cold were enrolled… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s100960100544

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@article{Kaiser2001RoleON, title={Role of Nasopharyngeal Culture in Antibiotic Prescription for Patients with Common Cold or Acute Sinusitis}, author={L{\'a}szl{\'o} Kaiser and Alfredo Morabia and Hans Stalder and Alma Ricchetti and Raymond Auckenthaler and Franois Terrier and Bernard Hirschel and N. Khaw and J Lacroix and David Lew}, journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases}, year={2001}, volume={20}, pages={445-451} }