American College of Physicians: Shorten antibiotic duration for these 4 bacterial infections

Erica Carbajal - Print  | 

In an effort to combat antibiotic resistance, the American College of Physicians outlined best practices to shorten the duration of antibiotic prescriptions for several common bacterial infections in a report published April 6 in Annals of Internal Medicine.

The recommendations address the following bacterial infections: acute bronchitis with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, community-acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infections and cellulitis. 

Here is the guidance, as outlined in the report: 

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