Host-microbe relationships in chronic respiratory infection.

  • Perry Cole
  • Published 1989 in
    Respiration; international review of thoracic…


Infection of the upper and lower respiratory tracts accounts for 85% of the respiratory disease seen by primary-care physicians. Acute infection is usually attributable to microbial virulence but may occur on a background of immune deficiency. Recurrent acute bronchial and pneumonic infection is associated with considerable immunological abnormality (up to… (More)


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