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

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Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2016, vol. 12, no. 506, p. 334-337
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 useChildHumansIncidenceMedical FutilityPharyngitis/complications/drug therapy/epidemiology/microbiologyPractice Guidelines as TopicPractice Patterns, Physicians'/standards/trendsStreptococcal Infections/complications/drug therapy/epidemiologySwitzerland/epidemiology
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Research group Groupe Posfay-Barbe Clara (pédiatrie générale) (853)
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VEROLET, Charlotte, POSFAY BARBE, Klara Maria. 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. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:89820

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