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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

IMPACT FACTOR (RJIF): 8.4

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

Incidence and empiric use of antibiotics therapy for tonsillitis in children

Incidence and empiric use of antibiotics therapy for tonsillitis in children

Author(s)
Ifra Amjad Farooqi, Tayyaba Akram and Mariam Zaka
Abstract
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  |  911 Views  74 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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