Infectious exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: diagnosis and management.

@article{Sethi1999InfectiousEO,
  title={Infectious exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: diagnosis and management.},
  author={Sunil Sethi},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 Suppl A},
  pages={97-105}
}
  • Sunil Sethi
  • Published 1999 in The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
Chronic bronchitis is an increasing cause of significant morbidity and mortality. Despite treatment, respiratory tract infection is the most common identifiable cause of death for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Repeated infectious exacerbations may ultimately cause acute and chronic lung injury. The most common bacterial aetiologies of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (AECB) include Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Streptococcus pneumoniae… CONTINUE READING

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