What is the medication prescription history for pharyngitis (sore throat)?

Updated: May 06, 2020
  • Author: John R Acerra, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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A study by Fleming-Dutra et al found that, based on the 2010-2011 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, pharyngitis was responsible for 43 ambulatory antibiotic prescriptions per 1000 population in the United States, the third highest rate of such prescriptions for a single diagnosis (after sinusitis and suppurative otitis media). [38, 39, 40]


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