Clinical practice guideline for antiviral treatment and chemoprophylaxis of seasonal influenza

Won Suk Choi, Jacob Lee, Hee Young Lee, Ji Hyeon Baek, Yun Kyung Kim, Sae Yoon Kee, Hye Won Jeong, Young Keun Kim, Joon Young Song, Seong Heon Wie, Jin Soo Lee

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Abstract

Influenza, a highly communicable disease, causes variable epidemics annually and imposes public health problems and socioeconomic burden. In addition to vaccine, antiviral medication has an important role in treatment and prevention of influenza virus infection. As influenza virus is undergoing change of antigenicity and antiviral susceptibility, proper use of antiviral medication is important. This guideline encompasses treatment and chemoprophylaxis with antiviral medications for seasonal influenza based on the current influenza situation in Korea. These recommendations were intended for physicians in all medical specialties who provide care for influenza patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-249
Number of pages17
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug

Keywords

  • Antiviral agents
  • Chemoprophylaxis
  • Guideline
  • Influenza
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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    Choi, W. S., Lee, J., Lee, H. Y., Baek, J. H., Kim, Y. K., Kee, S. Y., Jeong, H. W., Kim, Y. K., Song, J. Y., Wie, S. H., & Lee, J. S. (2012). Clinical practice guideline for antiviral treatment and chemoprophylaxis of seasonal influenza. Infection and Chemotherapy, 44(4), 233-249. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2012.44.4.233