Bactericidal action of an average dose of erythromycin in the bronchi.

Abstract

A study was carried out to establish whether erythromycin stearate was bacteriostatic or bactericidal at the concentrations reached in the bronchial secretion. Twenty-two patients suffering from an acute attack of chronic bronchitis, sustained by streptococci, diplococci, staphylococci or H. influenzae sensitive to erythromycin, were treated with 1500 mg… (More)

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