[Role of antibiotherapy in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].

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Two thirds of the exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are caused by infections of the respiratory tract. The causative microorganisms differ according to the degree of COPD severity, previous antibiotic therapy and prior bacterial infections. Antibiotics and intensification of bronchodilator therapy are the cornerstones of the… (More)

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@article{Cavassini2007RoleOA, title={[Role of antibiotherapy in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].}, author={Matthias Cavassini and Thierry F Calandra and P O Bridevaux}, journal={Revue medicale suisse}, year={2007}, volume={3 106}, pages={939-42} }