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JAAPA. 2009 Apr;22(4):22-6.

Acute respiratory tract infections: when are antibiotics indicated?

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  • 1Pace University Physician Assistant Program, New York, New York, USA.

Abstract

Inappropriate prescribing of antibioticsfor acute respiratory tract infections contributes to the increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance. In this second article of a series on antibiotic resistance, the authors discuss common respiratory infectious processes. A CDC campaign to educate both clinicians and the public about the judicious and effective use of antibiotics is described. A CDC campaign to educate both clinicians and the public about the judicious and effective use of antibiotics is described.

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19452817
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