Antimicrobial Agent Preference for the Diagnosis of Acute Tonsillopharyngitis in Family Practice: Guidelines or Personal Choices?


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Isli F., Aksoy M., Alkan A., KARA A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION, vol.11, no.1, pp.15-18, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/ced.201708
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-18
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: While acute otitis media is the most important reason of antibiotic use in infancy and early childhood, acute tonsillopharyngitis is the main reason of antibiotic use in school-age children and adolescents. When it is considered that the unwanted effects of antimicrobial agent use rise to prominence especially today, antibiotics are recommended to be used in absolute necessity and in the most constricted efficiency range. This study aimed at examining the distributions of antimicrobial agents prescribed with the diagnosis of acute tonsillopharyngitis between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 and their conformity to the guidelines.