oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Upper respiratory tract infections : guidelines
|Article Title||Upper respiratory tract infections : guidelines|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Publication Date||Aug 2010|
|Pages||46 - 50|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Western Cape|
The most important concern in the management of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) is antibiotic resistance. Worldwide evidence suggests that inappropriate antibiotic use for non-severe URTIs, most of which are viral, adds to the overall burden of antibiotic resistance, a phenomenon which is becoming more prevalent. This has been the rationale for the compilation of treatment guidelines for the management of URTIs in South Africa.
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