Infect Chemother.  2019 Jun;51(2):217-243. 10.3947/ic.2019.51.2.217.

Guideline for the Antibiotic Use in Acute Gastroenteritis

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Division of Healthcare Technology Assessment Research, National Evidence-Based Healthcare Collaborating Agency, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Department of Laboratory Medicine, Daejeon St. Mary's hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 5Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
  • 6Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.
  • 7Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 8Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu, Korea. yrkim@catholic.ac.kr
  • 9Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea.

Abstract

Acute gastroenteritis is common infectious disease in community in adults. This work represents an update of "ËśClinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal infections' that was developed domestically in 2010. The recommendation of this guideline was developed regarding the following; epidemiological factors, test for diagnosis, the indications of empirical antibiotics, and modification of antibiotics after confirming pathogen. Ultimately, it is expected to decrease antibiotic misuse and prevent antibiotic resistance.

Keyword

Infectious diarrhea; Traveler's diarrhea; Antibiotic

MeSH Terms

Adult
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Communicable Diseases
Diagnosis
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Gastroenteritis*
Humans
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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