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Table 4 Stated reasons for prescription of antibiotics in patients with negative RADT

From: Promoting prudent use of antibiotics: the experience from a multifaceted regional campaign in Greece

Reason No (%)
Clinical picture consistent with streptococcal infection* 23 (67)
Otitis 3 (9)
Positive culture 2 (6)
Bronchitis 2 (6)
Technical problem with RADT 1 (3)
Culture result pending 1 (3)
Patient already self-medicated 1 (3)
Leukocytosis 1 (3)
  1. *Only in 14 of these patients the Centor score was >1. In four patients there was a rash reminiscent of scarlet fever.