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Antibiotic use prior to seeking medical care in patients with persistent fever: a cross-sectional study in four low- and middle-income countries

Published inClinical Microbiology and Infection, vol. 27, no. 9, p. 1293-1300
Publication date2020
Abstract

Community-level antibiotic use contributes to antimicrobial resistance, but is rarely monitored as part of efforts to optimize antibiotic use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We investigated antibiotic use in the 4 weeks before study inclusion for persistent fever.

Keywords
  • Antibacterial agents
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Community-level antibiotic use
  • Drug utilization
  • Healthcare utilization
  • Low- and middle-income countries
  • Persistent fever
  • Primary care
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INGELBEEN, Brecht et al. Antibiotic use prior to seeking medical care in patients with persistent fever: a cross-sectional study in four low- and middle-income countries. In: Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2020, vol. 27, n° 9, p. 1293–1300. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2020.11.003
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