PMID: 39882Aug 23, 1979

Antibiotics therapy in chronic bronchitis

Fortschritte der Medizin
D Nolte

Abstract

In chronic bronchitis antibiotic therapy is no causative therapy, because infection rarely is the beginning but the complication of an already existing airway disease. While sputum cultures are very limited in their value, blind chemotherapy of bacterial infections by substances like tetracycline, ampicilline, azidocilline or cotrimoxazole is allowed. In cases of additional obstruction a combination with corticosteroids sometimes may be useful.

Related Concepts

Bronchitis, Chronic
Haemophilus influenzae
Sputum, Induced
Gantanol
Bronchitis
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Antibiotics
Trimpex
Drug Combinations
Bacterial Infections

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