Bacterial vs. viral pharyngitis

It is important that clinicians differentiate between bacterial and viral forms of pharyngitis. Inappropriate antibiotic use, particularly for viral respiratory infections, is one of the main factors driving recent increases in antimicrobial resistance. Studies have demonstrated that limiting antibiotic use, particularly macrolides, can reduce emerging resistance among bacterial pathogens, including sore throat-causing streptococcus pneumoniae. View … Continue reading Bacterial vs. viral pharyngitis