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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 12, Part E (2017)

Incidence and empiric use of antibiotics therapy for tonsillitis in children

Ifra Amjad Farooqi, Tayyaba Akram and Mariam Zaka
Background: Tonsillitis is one of the most severe recurrent throat infections that can lead to cancer or death. Diagnosis of acute tonsillitis is clinical & rapid antigen test is performed for diagnosis of tonsillitis.
Objectives: The study involves the use of antibiotics in children, management of acute exudative tonsillitis & to explore the opportunities for pharmacist regarding management of acute exudative tonsillitis.
Methods: An observational study was conducted to study the prevalence, pharmacotherapy, drug utilization during the period of June2017-August2017. A data collection form was designed and was filled during face to face interviews with the patients, and physicians. Data was represented in percentage.
Results: The study showed that 60% of patients have family history, 40% of patients are recommended for surgery, Symptoms such as trouble in swallowing, pain in throat shows prevalence 12% & 24% respectively, drugs prescribed per patient are 2-3 & drugs commonly used are augmentin, levofloxacin, amoxicillin.
Conclusion: It was concluded that tonsillitis have variable etiologies but most common arebacterial & viral infections. Medication mostly prescribed are antibiotics, NSAIDs, cephalosporins & macrolides but if patient is unresponsive to medications, surgery is recommended.
Pages: 323-327  |  634 Views  24 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ifra Amjad Farooqi, Tayyaba Akram, Mariam Zaka. Incidence and empiric use of antibiotics therapy for tonsillitis in children. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(12):323-327.
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