Treating acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis

Russell Smith, A. Verghese

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Abstract

The bacterial agents that cause acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis are primarily M. catarrhalis, S. pneumoniae, and H. influenzae. Ideally, Gram-stain examination of the sputum defines etiology and the selection of appropriate and cost-effective therapy. If empirical therapy is selected, the physician must consider the frequent production of beta-lactamase by M. catarrhalis in choosing treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalIM - Internal Medicine
Volume12
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Chronic Bronchitis
beta-Lactamases
Sputum
Human Influenza
Pneumonia
Therapeutics
Physicians
Costs and Cost Analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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Treating acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. / Smith, Russell; Verghese, A.

In: IM - Internal Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 9, 01.01.1991, p. 47-51.

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Smith, Russell ; Verghese, A. / Treating acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. In: IM - Internal Medicine. 1991 ; Vol. 12, No. 9. pp. 47-51.
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