"A penicillinkur given for tonsillitis in five days instead of the usually recommended 10-dagarskuren gives the equivalent effect."
"It shows a study made by the Folkhälsomyndigheten on behalf of the government, in order to find new ways of reducing excessive or incorrect use of antibiotics."
"the Study contributes with increased knowledge that is important, and can be used when the new treatment recommendations should be taken forward," says Gunilla Skoog Ståhlgren, an investigator in the Folkhälsomyndigheten, in a press release."
"the Study took place between september 2015 and June 2018, and was conducted in 433 patients of different ages on 17 different health care centers in Skåne, Kronoberg Västra Götaland and Södermanland."
"All the patients in the study had clear symptoms of tonsillitis and strep throat, and were allocated at random to either take penicillin four times a day for five days, or the standard regimen of three times a day for ten days."
"the findings were presented recently at a scientific conference in Amsterdam, and"