The Delphi Consensus exercise reached consensus on many statements regarding debated issues on the appropriateness of prescribing antibiotics for the treatment of LRTIs. The following statement reached the highest level of consensus:

The guidelines of the ERS/ESCMID for the management of antibiotic therapy of LRTIs indicate amoxicillin and tetracycline as ‘preferred’ antibiotics when aiming at minimal damage and based on a wide experience in clinical practice.

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