oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - The PSSA / Alpha Pharm Distance Learning Programme 2008 : PSSA perspectives

Volume 75, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Community-acquired respiratory tract infections such as otitis media, sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are the most common reasons for prescribing antibiotics in the primary care setting. However, viruses rather than bacteria cause the majority of these upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs).

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