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Community acquired infections in secondary care 

Community acquired infections in secondary care
Chapter:
Community acquired infections in secondary care
Source:
Acute Respiratory Infections (Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library)
Author(s):

Santiago Ewig

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199588084.003.0002

In patients admitted to hospital with severe acute bronchitis and/or decompensated comorbidity, the need for antibacterial treatment requires careful clinical judgment

In patients admitted to hospital with acute exacerbations of COPD, respiratory viral pathogens are identified in the majority

In patients with COPD, there is an association between lung function and the pattern of respiratory bacterial pathogens isolated. Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Moraxella catarrhalis are usually implicated in patients with mild to moderate disease...

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