Rapid Influenza Testing in Infants and Children Younger than 6 Years in Primary Care: Impact on Antibiotic Treatment and Use of Health Services

Diego L. van Esso, Ana Marta Valente, Monica Vilà, Josep M. Casanovas, Marta de Quixano, Carlos Rodrigo, Andres Anton, Tomas Pumarola

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Abstract

Influenza is often misdiagnosed in children because of the low sensitivity of clinical diagnosis because of nonspecific signs and symptoms. This can be overcome by using digital immunoassays or rapid molecular diagnostic tests with adequate sensitivity and specificity. When using these tests at the patient care site, antibiotic consumption and number of healthcare consultations were reduced.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e187-e189
JournalThe Pediatric infectious disease journal
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

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