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Respiratory infections for which general practitioners consider prescribing an antibiotic: a prospective study

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Objective: To determine the viral aetiology of respiratory infections in children presenting to primary care with "more than a simple cold". Design: Observational study in 18 Oxfordshire general practices over four winters (2000-01) to 2003-04). Patients: 425 children aged 6 months to 12 years with cough and fever for whom general practitioners considered prescribing an antibiotic. Methods: Nasopharyngeal aspirate obtained from 408 (96%) children was subjected to PCR for respiratory viruses. ...

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10.1136/adc.2007.116665

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University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Public Health - Primary Care
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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division - Public Health - Primary Care
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Public Health - Primary Care
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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Archives of Disease in Childhood Journal website
Volume:
92
Issue:
7
Pages:
594-597
Publication date:
2007-07-05
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EISSN:
1468-2044
ISSN:
0003-6888
URN:
uuid:6f0c67e3-e7dd-4159-9d86-a07b110396ec
Local pid:
ora:3312
Language:
English
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