Guidelines for the antibiotic use in adults with acute upper respiratory tract infections

Young Kyung Yoon, Chan Soon Park, Jae Wook Kim, Kyurin Hwang, Sei Young Lee, Tae Hoon Kim, Do Yang Park, Hyun Jun Kim, Dong Young Kim, Hyun Jong Lee, Hyun Young Shin, Yong Kyu You, Dong Ah Park, Shin Woo Kim

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These guidelines were developed as part of the 2016 Policy Research Servicing Project by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A multidisciplinary approach was taken to formulate this guideline to provide practical information about the diagnosis and treatment of adults with acute upper respiratory tract infection, with the ultimate aim to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics. The formulation of this guideline was based on a systematic literature review and analysis of the latest research findings to facilitate evidence-based practice, and focused on key questions to help clinicians obtain solutions to clinical questions that may arise during the care of a patient. These guidelines mainly cover the subjects on the assessment of antibiotic indications and appropriate selection of antibiotics for adult patients with acute pharyngotonsillitis or acute sinusitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-352
Number of pages27
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1


  • Antibiotics
  • Guideline
  • Pharyngitis
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Tonsillitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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