Macrolide overuse for treatment of respiratory tract infections in general practice

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  • Mette Hinnerskov
  • Julie Maria Therkildsen
  • Gloria Cordoba
  • Bjerrum, Lars
High consumption of macrolides has been linked to increased macrolide resistance in the common pathogens of respiratory tract infections (RTIs). According to Danish recommendations, penicillin is the first-choice treatment for RTIs and macrolides should only be prescribed when a patient is allergic to penicillin or for treatment of mycoplasma pneumonias. The aim of the present study was to explore the prescription of macrolides for different RTIs to patients without penicillin allergy in general practice in Denmark.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDanish Medical Bulletin (Online)
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)A4356
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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