[Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchial colonization/infection].

Abstract

BACTERIAL FLORA IN THE SUBGLOTTAL AIRWAYS: In healthy non-smoking subjects, the subglottal airways are sterile. Inversely, bacteria are often isolated from the sublottal airways in patients with obstructive or non-obstructive chronic bronchitis, both during and between acute exacerbations. The significance of this bacterial colonization/infection, its… (More)

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@article{Fournier2001ChronicOP, title={[Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchial colonization/infection].}, author={Michel Fournier}, journal={Presse medicale}, year={2001}, volume={30 31 Pt 2}, pages={11-5} }