Upper Respiratory Tract Infection- Treatment Guidelines

  • Dr Umesh Pate Associate Professor (Pediatrics), LN Medical College, Bhopal, MP.
  • Dr D Sharad Gedam Professor (Pediatrics), LN Medical College, Bhopal, MP, India.
Keywords: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Antimicrobials

Abstract

Acute upper respiratory tract infection (AURTI) is most common public health issue and a great burden to both families and the wider society. Symptom-based therapy is the mainstay of URI treatment in immuno-competent adults. Antimicrobial or antiviral therapy is required in only few selected patients.

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Published
2015-12-31
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Dr Umesh Pate, Dr D Sharad Gedam. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection- Treatment Guidelines. Biomed Rev: J Basic Appl Med Sci [Internet]. 2015Dec.31 [cited 2021Sep.24];2(4):72-3. Available from: https://biomedicalreview.in/index.php/jbams/article/view/19
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