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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

Pediatric Upper Respiratory Guidelines

CDC - Antibiotic Prescribing and Use in Doctor’s Offices - Pediatric Treatment Recommendations

Antibiotic prescribing guidelines establish standards of care, focus quality improvement efforts, and improve patient outcomes. The table on this site summarizes the most recent principles of appropriate antibiotic prescribing for children obtaining care in an outpatient setting for the following six diagnoses: acute rhinosinusitis, acute otitis media, bronchiolitis, pharyngitis, common cold, and urinary tract infection.

Otitis media

Otitis Media: Diagnosis and Treatment (Am Fam Physician. 2013 Oct 1;88(7):435-440.)

The Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media (Pediatrics, March 2013, VOLUME 131 / ISSUE 3, From the American Academy of Pediatrics, Clinical Practice Guideline)

Acute bacterial sinusitis

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis in Children Aged 1 to 18 Years (Pediatrics, July 2013, VOLUME 132 / ISSUE 1, From the American Academy of Pediatrics, Clinical Practice Guideline)

Pharyngitis in children

Diagnosis and Treatment of Streptococcal Pharyngitis (Am Fam Physician. 2009 Mar 1;79(5):383-390)

 

 

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