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Antibiotiques pour traiter la pharyngite à streptocoque chez les enfants en Suisse : est-ce encore utile ?

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 12, no. 506, p. 334-337
Publication date2016
Abstract

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis is a common pediatric infectious disease in school-aged children. After the detection of the bacteria in the pharynx, treatment with 10 days of antibiotics is recommended in Switzerland. The rationale to treat is based on studies from the 1950s, when the epidemiology of GAS strain was very different and the incidence of acute rheumatic fever significantly higher than today in developed countries. This article explores the current national recommendations, as well as the benefits of antibiotic treatment in the management of this infection. A reevaluation, as in other countries, of the management and treatment of GAS pharyngitis in Switzerland is considered.

Keywords
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Medical Futility
  • Pharyngitis/complications/drug therapy/epidemiology/microbiology
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'/standards/trends
  • Streptococcal Infections/complications/drug therapy/epidemiology
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
Citation (ISO format)
VEROLET, Charlotte, POSFAY BARBE, Klara. Antibiotiques pour traiter la pharyngite à streptocoque chez les enfants en Suisse : est-ce encore utile ? In: Revue médicale suisse, 2016, vol. 12, n° 506, p. 334–337.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379
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