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Saul P. When should antibiotics be prescribed for LRTIs in children? Practitioner October 2021;265(1852):7

When should antibiotics be prescribed for LRTIs in children?

27 Oct 2021Registered users

Amoxicillin for uncomplicated chest infections in children is unlikely to be clinically effective, a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial in primary care has found. The study authors recommend that unless pneumonia is suspected, clinicians should provide safety-netting advice but not prescribe antibiotics for most children presenting with chest infections.

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