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Table 1 Acute respiratory tract episodes divided into localisation and type (with the corresponding ICPC codes)

From: Diagnostic labelling as determinant of antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract episodes in general practice

Labelled as symptom: Labelled as infection:
Upper respiratory tract: Upper respiratory tract:
R07 sneezing/nasal congestion R72 strep throat
R09 sinus symptom/complaint R74 acute upper respiratory infection
R21 throat symptom/complaint R75 sinusitis acute/chronic
R22 tonsils symptom/complaint R76 acute tonsillitis
H01 ear pain/earache H71 acute otitis media/myringitis
Lower respiratory tract: Lower respiratory tract:
R05 cough R77 acute laryngitis/tracheitis