Protracted bacterial bronchitis: reinventing an old disease

@article{Craven2012ProtractedBB,
  title={Protracted bacterial bronchitis: reinventing an old disease},
  author={V. Craven and M. Everard},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  year={2012},
  volume={98},
  pages={72 - 76}
}
Chronic cough is common in the paediatric population, yet the true prevalence of this condition remains difficult to define. Protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) is a disease caused by the chronic infection of the conducting airways. In many children the condition appears to be secondary to impaired mucociliary clearance that creates a niche for bacteria to become established, probably in the form of biofilms. In others, immunodeficiencies, which may be subtle, appear to be a factor. PBB… Expand
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