Guideline Review: 2018 IDSA Update on Influenza (Infographic)

Nov 01, 19
Guideline Review: 2018 IDSA Update on Influenza (Infographic)

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Did you get your flu shot? We hope so. Influenza season is upon us again and it is always helpful to review the latest 2018 Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) update on the diagnosis and treatment of influenza.​1​ Notable is that influenza-confirmed patients who present within 2 days of symptoms who are deemed low risk do not automatically warrant antiviral treatment. The subsequent question then is who is high risk? The following infographic by our Guidelines Editor, Dr. Kelly Wong, summarizes the key take-home points for emergency medicine clinicians.

2018 IDSA Guideline Update on Seasonal Influenza

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For a more detailed review of these 2018 IDSA guidelines, read more by EM Pharmacist Jenny Koehl in Influenza Update: IDSA 2018 Guidelines Detailed Review.

View other ALiEM Guideline Reviews.


  1. Uyeki TM, Bernstein HH, Bradley JS, et al. Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America: 2018 Update on Diagnosis, Treatment, Chemoprophylaxis, and Institutional Outbreak Management of Seasonal Influenzaa. Clinical Infectious Diseases. December 2018:e1-e47. doi:10.1093/cid/ciy866

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Michelle Lin, MD

ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

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