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C-reactive protein testing to discriminate bacterial from viral pathogens among febrile patients in Southeast Asia and its impact on antibiotic prescribing in primary care

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In an era marked by the worldwide decline of malaria, fever remains the most frequent reason for seeking health care in the tropics. Non-malarial pathogens are mainly studied among hospitalised patients, while evidence in primary care is scarce. In addition to the limited evidence on the local epidemiology, prescribers routinely face difficulty in identifying patients who really need an antibiotic. This translates into high antibiotic prescription, fuelling the worldwide spread of antimicr...

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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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