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Burden of disease in children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: diary-based cohort study.

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Summary of "Burden of disease in children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: diary-based cohort study."

Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are a common reason for children to consult in general practice. Antibiotics are often prescribed, in part due to miscommunication between parents and GPs. The duration of specific respiratory symptoms has been widely studied. Less is known about illness-related symptoms and the impact of these symptoms on family life, including parental production loss. Better understanding of the natural course of illness-related symptoms in RTI in children and impact on family life may improve GP-parent communication during RTI consultations.

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