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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. P...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/adc.2007.116665

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Harnden, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
Mayon-White, R More by this author
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Journal:
Archives of disease in childhood
Volume:
92
Issue:
7
Pages:
594-597
Publication date:
2007-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-2044
ISSN:
0003-9888
URN:
uuid:e580f8cd-5a92-4e20-9d50-5dcd2e12eb04
Source identifiers:
92682
Local pid:
pubs:92682

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