Portier H, Filipecki J, Weber Ph, Goldfarb G, Lethuaire D, Chauvin JP., Five day clarithromycin modified release vs. 10 day penicillin V for group A streptococcal pharyngitis: a multicentre, open-label, randomised study. Information about the device's operating system, Information about other identifiers assigned to the device, The IP address from which the device accesses a client's website or mobile application, Information about the user's activity on that device, including web pages and mobile apps visited or used, Information about the geographic location of the device when it accesses a website or mobile application. cough, chronic expectoration, no dyspnea, FEV1 >80%; exertional dyspnea and/or FEV1 between 35 and 80%, absence of hypoxemia at rest; dyspnea at rest and/or FEV1 <35%, hypoxemia at rest. Antibiotic treatment is not justified in noncomplicated acute common cold, either in adults or in children (, Antibiotics are recommended only in the case of complications, presumably of bacterial origin, such as acute otitis media or sinusitis (. Weird & Wacky, Copyright © 2021 HowStuffWorks, a division of InfoSpace Holdings, LLC, a System1 Company. Chest 1998; 113: 199S–204S. Lifestyle. Most recently cefprozil has demonstrated success in children with recurrent and persistent acute otitis media. Frontal sinusitis in older children does not differ from that seen in adults (see ‘Acute sinusitis in adults’). Exacerbations may be of bacterial, viral or noninfectious origin. Acute common cold develops mainly in children and is usually of viral origin. From the 77 articles selected for the production of this recommendation, the followings are considered to be particularly relevant. In children over 2 years of age, without presence of earache, the diagnosis of AOM is highly improbable. Clinical trials of cefprozil have consistently demonstrated good clinical success rates in upper and lower respiratory tract infections, including otitis media, sinusitis, pharyngitis/ tonsillitis and acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. From the 16 articles selected From the production of this recommendation, the followings are considered to be particularly relevant. Acute maxillary sinusitis is the most common version, and the main topic of these recommendations. In rare cases, combined therapy with amoxicillin plus a macrolide may be used in the event of nonspecific clinical symptoms and/or the absence of appropriate single-drug therapy. Persistent cases of rhinosinusi… The present recommendation does not apply to either paroxysmal asthma or early chronic asthma (for which there is no indication for antibiotic therapy), or to bronchiectasis. Kozyrkij A, Hildes-Ripstein E, Longstaffe S et al., Treatment of acute otitis media with shortened course of antibiotics: A meta-analysis. Clinical examination is usually limited to the observation of purulent rhinorrhea (anterior and/or posterior, often unilateral) and pain upon pressure in the area over the infected sinus cavity. URTI without complication (acute URTI or the ‘common cold’) is most often caused by a virus. Practical approach to treating pharyngitis. Am J Med 1995; 98: 272–7. In adults with risk factor(s) the choice of an antibiotic therapy should be determined on an individual basis. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. except certain content provided by third parties. Del Mar C., Managing sore throat: a literature review – II – Do antibiotics confer benefit? the advantages of limiting antibiotic treatment to the management of GAS-pharyngitis (apart from rare diphtheric or gonococcal pharyngitis or pharyngitis due to anaerobic microorganisms). Chronic cough and expectoration without dyspnea, FEV1>80%, Exertional dyspnea and/or FEV1 between 35% and 80% and no hypoxemia at rest, Dyspnea at rest and/or FEV1 <35% and hypoxemia at rest (PaO, Fever >38°C more than 3 days At least 2 of 3 Anthonisen criteria, Signs suggestive of lower respiratory tract infection, Combination or succession of: cough, frequently loose, At least one functional or physical sign of lower respiratory tract involvement: dyspnoea, chest pain, wheezing, diffuse or focal signs at auscultation, At least one general sign suggesting infection: fever, sweating, headache, joint pain, pharyngitis, common cold, No infection of the upper respiratory tract, Focal signs on auscultation (crepitations, rales), Inconstant fever, generally slightly raised, Cough sometimes preceded by infection of the upper respiratory tract, Normal auscultation or diffuse bronchial rales, Reuse portions or extracts from the article in other works, Redistribute or republish the final article. *amoxicillin macrolides; more rarely : either amoxicillin + macrolide, either : telithromycin or fluoroquinolone active against pneumococcus. This allows a distinction to be made between three possible clinical diagnoses: acute bronchiolitis, bronchitis (and/or tracheobronchitis) and pneumonia. Schramm VL, Myers EN, Kennerdell JS., Orbital complications of acute sinusitis: evaluation, management, and outcome. A distinction must be made between upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), which occur above the vocal cords, and in which the pulmonary auscultation is normal, and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) with cough and/or febrile polypnea. Arola M, Ruuskanen O, Ziegler T et al. Even untreated, cases of GAS-pharyngitis generally improve within 3–4 days. Woodhead M, Gialdroni Grassi G, HUCHON GJ, Leophonte P, Manresa F, Schaberg T., Use of investigations in lower respiratory tract infection in the community: a European survey. They represent one of the leading causes of medical visits and prescription of antibiotics. Lindbaek M, Hjortdahl P, Johnsen UL., Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial of penicillin V and amoxycillin in treatment of acute sinus infections in adults. The administration of higher dosages is not usually indicated. *Respiratory discomfort, fever persisting more than 3 days or occuring after this period, persistence of the other symptoms (cough, rhinorrhoea, nasal obstruction) after 10 days with no signs of improvement, irritability, nocturnal awakening, otalgia, otorrhoea, purulent conjunctivitis, palpebral oedema, gastrointestinal disorders (anorexia, vomiting, diarrhoea) and skin rash. Acute ethmoiditis (fever associated with painful edema of the internal upper eyelid) affects young children. The following bacteria are, on very rare occasion, involved in acute bronchitis in healthy adults: In adults with no risk factor and no sign of severity the initial recommended treatment is one of either below (. Initial therapeutic strategy in community-acquired pneumonia (without risk factor and without serious symptoms). We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. Pediatr Infect Dis 2000; 19: 458–63. The child should be reassessed if the symptoms persist for more than 3 days (, Antibiotics are not indicated, except in cases of AOM that continue beyond 3 months. Corticosteroids may be of use if given for a short period, as adjuvant therapy in acute hyperalgic sinusitis. A meta-analysis. The absence of improvement, or a worsening in the patient's condition, would make hospitalization necessary. Bacterial causes of URIs can be treated and cure with antibiotics but viral infections cannot. The initial choice is amoxicillin 80–100 mg/kg/day in three daily intakes for a child weighing less than 30 kg (Grade B). Over-the-counter medications can provide symptom relief, but have not been shown to shorten the duration of illness. Many lower respiratory infections (LRTIs) are self-limited and resolve without the need for additional treatment. N Engl J Med 1987; 317: 18–22. Permanent retro-orbital headache, radiating to the vertex, which focus, intensity and permanence may simulate the pain caused by intracranial hypertension. Kaiser L, Lew D, Hirshel B et al, Effects of antibiotic treatment in the subset of common-cold patients who have bacteria in nasopharyngeal secretions. Wald ER, MD Darleen, J Ledesma-Medina., Comparative effectiveness of amoxicillin and amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium in acute paranasal sinus infections in children: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Antibiotics are the first line treatment for pneumonia; however, t Symptomatic treatments to improve comfort, especially analgesics and antipyretics, are recommended. Ueda D, Yoto Y., The 10-day mark as a practical diagnostic approach for acute paranasal sinusitis in children. Bent S, Saint S, Vittinghoff E, Grady D., Antibiotics in acute bronchitis: a meta-analysis. Laryngoscope 1984; 94: 330–5. Klossek MD (ENT), J. Langue MD (pediatrics), C. Mayaud PhD (chest medicine), C. Olivier PhD (pediatrics), P. Ovetchkine MD (infectious diseases, pediatrics), I. Pellanne MD, P. Petitpretz MD (chest medicine), B. Quinet MD (pediatrics), R. Rouquet MD (pneumology), A. Sardet MD (pediatrics), B. Schlemmer PhD (intensive care medicine), A.M. Teychene MD (pediatrics), A. Thabaut MD (microbiology), A. Wollner MD (pediatrics). Acta Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Belg 1997; 51: 55–7. Ingest plenty of fluids, and get plenty of rest. J Antimicrob Chemother 2001; 48: 659–65. It may apply to late-stage chronic asthma, which presents considerable similarities with obstructive chronic bronchitis (. Image, A, High-level, strong scientific evidence, Comparative, high-powered, randomised studies, Meta-analysis of comparative, randomised studies, Decision analysis based on well-conducted studies, B, Intermediate-level scientific evidence, Comparative but low-powered, randomised studies, Comparative, non-randomised but conscientious studies, C, Low-level, evidence of limited credibility, Descriptive, epidemiological studies (transverse, longitudinal), Unilateral or bilateral infraorbital pain which increases if the head is bent forwards; sometimes pulsatile and peaking in the early evening and at night, Amoxicillin-clavulanate, 2nd and 3rd generation cephalosporins (except cefixime): cefuroxime-axetil, cefpodoxime-proxetil, pristinamycin, cefotiam-hexetil, As above, or fluoroquinolone active on pneumococci (levofloxacin, moxifloxacin), Filling of the inner angle of the eye, palpebral oedema. Eller J, Ede A, Schaberg T, Niederman M, Mauch H, Lode H., Infective exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. Thorax 1989; 44: 1031–5. In the case of otitis associated with purulent conjunctivitis, there is a strong probability of, In the case of febrile painful otitis, there is a high probability of pneumococcal infection, but the possibility of infection due to, If no bacteriological markers are available, amoxicillin-clavulanate, cefpodoxime-proxetil or cefuroxime-axetil have the most suitable profile. Aetiology of community-acquired pneumonia in children treated in hospital. They represent a consensus among French experts, and the goal of this publication is to make their recommendations available to others countries in Europe. Community oubreak of acute respiratory infection by. Acta Otolaryngol 1972; 74: 118–22. Comparative effectiveness of three prophylaxis regimens in preventing streptococcal infections and rheumatic recurrences. Cohen R, Levy C, Losey MS et al., Five vs. 10 days of therapy for acute otitis media in young children. Connors AF, Dawson NV, Thomas C et al. This possibility, which is to be feared particularly in infants below 2 years of age, justifies paracentesis with the collection of a bacteriological specimen, followed by a change to antibiotic therapy considering the first agent prescribed and the bacteria isolated (. Hospitalization after about 5 days is warranted if no improvement is observed, or if the general condition worsens (. Clin Infect Dis 1997; 25: 574–83. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1991; 10: 275–81. © 2003 European Society of Clinical Infectious Diseases. In rare cases (nonspecificity of clinical symptoms and/or lack of improvement under carefully considered monotherapy), combined treatment with amoxicillin and a macrolide may be used. It is a mild illness that generally disappears in 7–10 days. At any age, the greatest risk is infection by. This article outlines the guidelines and indications for appropriate antibiotic use for common upper respiratory infections. The most frequent bacteria implicated in sinusitis are. Scand J Prim Health Care 1992; 10: 226–33. Cohen R, Levy C, Boucherat M, Langue J, de La Rocque F., A multicenter, randomized, double-blind trial of five vs. 10 days of antibiotic therapy for acute otitis media in young children. Axelsson A, Chidekel N., Symptomatology and bacteriology correlated to radiological findings in acute maxillary sinusitis. From the 41 articles selected From the production of this recommendation, the followings are considered to be particularly relevant. From the 81 articles selected for the production of these recommendations, the following are considered to be particularly relevant. The emergence of resistant bacterial strains is mainly due to the massive prescription of antibiotics, which explains the high level of resistance in France to antibiotics of two community-acquired bacteria responsible for respiratory tract infections: These recommendations were drafted by a multi-disciplinary working group, taking into account published data and official French records. J Antimicrob Chemother 2002; 49: 337–44. Ball P, Barry M., Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: An international comparison. Examples of upper respiratory tract infections include sinusitis (also known as a sinus infection) and laryngitis (inflammation of the larynx), among many. Amoxicillin/potassium clavulanate (Augmentin) is a moderately priced drug used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. Fluoroquinolones inactive on pneumococci (ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin) and cefixime (3rd generation oral cephalosporin, but inactive on pneumococci with decreased susceptibility to penicillin) are not recommended. The treatment of respiratory tract infections are significantly impacted by resistance, as 67% of antibiotic use in adults and 87% in children is for the treatment of such infections. The text has been read, discussed and evaluated critically by a group that includes 91 skilled experts outside the working group. As above, or fluoroquinolone active on pneumococcus (levofloxacin, moxifloxacin), Daily expectoration for at least 3 consecutive months during at least 2 consecutive years, Chronic bronchitis with persistent obstruction of the minor airways, associated or not with partial reversibility (under betamimetics, anti-cholinergics, corticosteroids), bronchial hypersecretion or pulmonary emphysema. Acute purulent sinusitis corresponds to the infection of one or more sinus cavities, usually by a bacteria. Cohen R, Levy C, Boucherat M et al. It should be emphasized that: the current risk for ARF is extremely low in industrialized countries (but remains high in developing countries); a decrease in this risk had started before antibiotics became available in industrialized countries, reflecting the influence of environmental and social factors as well as therapeutic regimes, and perhaps also changes in the virulence of the strains; the incidence of suppurative loco-regional complications has also decreased and remains low in industrialized countries (1%) independent of antibiotic therapy; poststreptococcal AGN is rarely the consequence of GAS-pharyngitis, and there is no evidence that antibiotics might prevent the occurrence of AGN. Clinical signs suggestive of complicated sinusitis (meningeal syndrome, exophthalmia, palpebral edema, ocular mobility disorders, severe pain) require hospitalization, bacteriological testing and parenteral antibiotic therapy. The child with pneumonia: diagnostic and therapeutic considerations. Saint S, Bent S, Vittinghoff E, Grady D., Antibiotics in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations. Heikkinen T, Ruuskanen O, Temporal development of acute otitis media during upper respiratory tract infection. A routine chest X-ray is not always necessary for people who have symptoms of a lower respiratory tract infection. JAMA 1998; 279: 1738–42. The choice of the antibiotic is based on respiratory status and frequency of exacerbations. Oral macrolides, which remain the reference treatment for pneumonia supposedly due to ‘atypical’ bacteria in adults under 40 years of age with no underlying disease, and within no epidemic context). Anthonisen NR, Manfreda J, Warren CPW, Hershfield ES, Harding GKM, Nelson NA., Antibiotic therapy in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is the case despite the fact that most … by Sarah Pope MGA / Aug 21, 2020 / Affiliate Links Table of Contents [Hide] [Show] Results from 1000+ Cases; Pure Honey Used Studies with Raw Honey Needed; Coughs and colds from upper respiratory tract infections are the most frequent reason doctors write antibiotic prescriptions. Ped Infect Dis J 1998; 17: 776–82. Honey Beats Antibiotics for Upper Respiratory Infections. However, this does not apply to acute bronchitis of mainly viral origin in healthy subjects, which requires no antibiotic treatment. Acute otitis media (AOM) is usually a bacterial superinfection, with purulent or mucopurulent middle ear fluid. Consideration should be given, nevertheless, to infection of pneumococcal origin. Common cold is defined as an inflammatory syndrome of the upper part of the pharynx (cavum) associated with varying levels of nose inflammation. Antimicrobial Agents Chemother 1995; 39: 271–2. The antibiotics recommended as first-line treatment are: amoxicillin-clavulanate (80 mg/kg/day in three doses, not exceeding 3 g/day); cefpodoxime-proxetil (8 mg/kg/day in two doses). They are the most common illness to result in missed days off work or school. No data confirm the benefit of NSAIDs at anti-inflammatory dose levels, or of systemic corticosteroids in the treatment of acute pharyngitis whereas considerable risks are involved (. Bisno AL, Chairman, Gerber MAGwaitney JM, kaplan ELE, Schwatrz RH., Diagnosis and Management of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis: A pratice Guideline. Only microbiological tests are reliable to confirm the diagnosis of GAS-pharyngitis (, positive RAT confirming GAS etiology justifies antibiotics (, a negative RAT with low risk factors for ARF usually requires neither control cultures nor antibiotic therapy (. Evaluation of simple clinical signs for the diagnosis of acute lower respiratory tract infection. III. Ho PL, Yung RWH, Tsang DNCI., Increasing resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae to fluoroquinomones: results of a Hong Kong multicenter study in 2000. In adults, AOM is rare; the bacteria involved are the same as those observed in children and the therapeutic choices do not differ. Lancet 1987; I: 671–4. While acute bronchitis often does not require antibiotic therapy, antibiotics can be given to patients with acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. The clinical symptoms may suggest a particular causal bacterium. Pediatrics 1984; 73: 306–8. Failures of antibiotic therapy are defined as: persistence of symptoms for more than 48 h after the initiation of antibiotic therapy; recurrence of functional and systemic signs, associated with otoscopic signs of purulent AOM, within the 4 days following treatment discontinuation. Scand J Infect Dis 1996; 28: 497–501. Mac Isaac WJ, Goel V, Slaughter PM et al., Reconsidering sore throats. Can J Infect Dis 1995; 6 (suppl C) 258C. J Pediatr 1991; 118: 178–83. In the United Kingdom, about 40% of antibiotics are given to patients with URTIs [1, 2]. Recommended treatments are: amoxicillin-clavulanate, cefuroxime-axetil. BMJ 1996; 313: 325–9. Criteria used by clinicians to differentiate sinusitis from viral upper respiratory tract infection. From the 95 articles selected From the write this recommendation, the followings are considered to be particularly relevant. These guidelines concerning the best use of antibiotics for the treatment of upper and lower respiratory tract infections, common cold, pharyngitis, acute sinusitis, acute otitis media, community‐acquired pneumonia, acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis rely on evidence‐based medicine. Adequate visualization of the tympanic membrane is often impaired by the cerumen and because of difficult conditions of examination, particularly in infants. Reducing antibiotic Use for Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections . Problems in determining the etiology of community-acquired childhood pneumonia. Pneumonia in childhood: etiology and response to antimicrobial therapy. The condition has to be diagnosed and treated. After a fall in antibiotic use in the late 1990s, antibiotic prescribing in the UK has now reached a plateau and the rate is still considerably higher than the rates of prescribing in other northern European c Wald ER, Milmoe GJ, Bowen AD, Ledesma-Medina J, Salamon N, Bluestone CD., Acute Maxillary sinusitis in children. Otolaryngology 1978; 86: 221–30. However, an upper respiratory infection left untreated can progress into a lower respiratory infection. Bacteriemic pneumococcal pneumonia in children. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Gehanno P, Lenoir G, Berche P., In vivo correlates for S. pneumoniae penicillin resistance in acute otitis media. Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GAS) is the main bacterial agent implicated in pharyngitis. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1994; 13: 659–61. Clinical role of respiratory virus infection in acute otitis media. Savolainen S, Ylikoski J, Jousimies-Somer H., Differential diagnosis of purulent and nonpurulent acute maxillary sinusitis in young adults. Early antibiotic treatment may be indicated in patients with acute otitis media, group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis, epiglottitis, or bronchitis caused by pertussis. “Don’t use antibiotics for upper respiratory infections that are likely viral in origin, such as influenza-like illness, or self-limiting, such as sinus infections of less than seven days of duration” (College of Family Physicians of Canada, Choosing Wisely Canada). Pediatrics 1986; 77: 795–800. The bibliographical search was made using Medline. The nature of the risk factors, the patient's clinical state and the various microorganisms potentially responsible should all be taken into account. Nicotra MB, Kronenberg RS., Con: Antibiotic use in exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1993; 12: 115–20. Guidelines, Position, and Consensus Papers, Farewell Message from the Editor-in-Chief, Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant staphylococci in Europe. Acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRTI) is one of the most common acute illnesses managed in primary care, and accounts for between 8 and 10% of all primary care antibiotic prescribing [].In the UK, 63–70% of ALRTIs presenting at primary care are treated with antibiotics [], despite good evidence they do not effectively reduce symptom duration or severity []. Antimicrobial therapy of pneumonia in infants and children. There are several conditions that qualify as lower respiratory infections including pneumonia and emphysema. The presence of at least two of the three Anthonisen triad criteria is suggestive of bacterial origin: increase in volume and purulence of expectoration, increase in dyspnea (. The duration of treatment is usually 7–10 days (. Kaleida PH, Casselbrant ML, Rockette HE et al., Amoxicillin or myringotomy or both in acute otitis media: results of a randomized trial. Purulent discharge on the posterior pharyngeal wall. Upper respiratory tract infections account for millions of visits to family physicians each year in the United States. Pediatrics 1990; 86: 848–55. Pediatr Infect Dis 1984; 3 : 226–32. Therefore much of the historically high volume of prescribing to prevent complications may be inappropriate. Corresponding author and reprint requests: Dumarc Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits de Santé, 143–147, Boulevard Anatole France, 93285 Saint-Denis Cedex, Tél: +33 (0)1 55 87 30 11, Fax: +33 (0)1 55 87 30 12, 143–147, Boulevard Anatole France, 93285 Saint-Denis Cedex, Paris, France. The problem of resistant bacteria for the management of acuta otitis media. Rhinology 1989; 27: 53–61. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1995; 167 (Suppl): 22–30. Retro-orbital headache. Most URTIs are caused by viruses. Fine MJ, Smith MA, Carson CA et al., Prognosis and outcomes of patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Kovatch AL, Wald ER, Ledesma-Medina J, Chiponis DM, Bedingfiels B., Maxillary sinus radiographs in children with nonrespiratory complaints. The antibiotic therapy chosen is given orally. In cases of acute otitis media, the efficacy of NSAIDs at anti-inflammatory doses and of corticosteroids has not been demonstrated. Am J Roentg Rad Ther Nucl Med 1973; 118: 176–86. Find out more about the different types of lower and upper respiratory tract infections (RTIs), how the infections spread and when you should see your GP. Med J Austr 1992; 156: 644–9. Outcomes following acute exacerbation of severe chronic obstructive lung disease. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1996; 15: 576–9. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1992; 90: 457–61; discussion 462. This distinction may be difficult in practice. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. This recommendation only relates to AOM in children over 3 months of age. Current approach to treating common cold. First, second and third generation cephalosporins, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (cotrimoxazole), tetracyclins and pristinamycin are not recommended (Professional consensus). It was then submitted for approval to the Afssaps medical reference Validation Committee. N Engl J Med 1981; 304: 749–54. If they are of bacterial origin, the benefit of antibiotic therapy is usually limited to patients suffering from an obstructive syndrome. Am J Med 1999; 107: 62–7. Bronchiolitis and bronchitis are very common (90% of LRTI), and are mainly of viral origin. The misuse of antibiotics in primary care is a major contributor to antibiotic resistance. Todd JK, Todd N, Dammato J, Todd W, Bacteriology and treatment of purulent nasopharyngitis: a double blind, placebo controlled evaluation. Carlin SA, Marchant CD, Shurin PA, Johnson CE, Super DM, Rehmus JM., Host factors and early therapeutic responses in acute otitis media: does symptomatic response correlate with bacterial outcome? Pneumonia in pediatric outpatients: cause and clinical manifestations. Clinical caracteristics and outcome of children with pneumonia attributuable to penicillin-susceptible and penicillin-non susceptible. The table also offers information related to over-the-counter medication for symptomatic therapy. Faced with symptoms suggestive of otitis in children less than 2 years of age, it is necessary to visualize the tympanic membranes, and reference to an ENT specialist should be considered. The efficacy of antibiotics in cases of GAS-pharyngitis has been demonstrated by the rapid disappearance of symptoms (, Given the risks of GAS, especially ARF, and because antibiotics have not proved effective in the management of nonstreptococcal pharyngitis, antibiotic treatment is justified only in patients with GAS-pharyngitis (apart from the cases of infections due to, The streptococcal origin of pharyngitis cannot be determined by any clinical signs or scores with adequate positive and/or negative predictive value. Antibiotics are essential for the control of infections in the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) are common presentations seen in general practice. Randolph MF, Gerber MA, Demeo KK, Wright L., Effect of antibiotic therapy on the clinical course of streptococcal pharyngitis. Generally, a lower respiratory infection will be called dog pneumonia, but not always. 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