Respiratory Illness in Children and Adults, Diagnosis and Treatment of
REVISION DATE: SEPTEMBER 2017 / FIFTH EDITION
This guidelines covers the following upper-respiratory conditions:
Viral Upper-Respiratory Infections
It has undergone major revisions, especially with regards to Group A Strep Pharyngitis testing and treatment recommendations and Acute Sinusitis treatment recommendation.
Major revisions to recommendations:
Group A Strep: The recommendations are to use shared-decision making for testing AND treatment of Group A strep. The evidence for treating Group A strep with antibiotics is inconclusive. For more information, please click on the link to Acute Pharyngitis section or view the full guideline.
Acute Sinusitis: The recommendation is to start with symptomatic care as initial treatment and use shared-decision making to determine whether antibiotics are indicated. For more information, please click on the link to Acute Sinusitis section or view the full guideline.