Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Is treatment with short course antibiotics as effective as a 10-day course of penicillin for children with Group A Streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis?

In children with GAS pharyngitis^ short course antibiotics (versus 10 days of penicillin) have similar clinical responses but higher rates of adverse events^ likely due to drug selection. The best evidence for rheumatic fever prevention remains with 10-day penicillin.

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Publication Date: 2014-12-15
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:46:59