Prodigy Guidance - Chest Infections
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"Prodigy Guidance - Chest Infections"

Written by: Prodigy

Coverage: Clinical Description

Summary: Clinical guidance for GPs for the management and treatment of chest infections including bronchitis, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Published by: Department of Health

Level of Evidence: Systematic Review

Date of Publication: 01/10/2001
Date of Posting: 21/06/2004
Date of next Review: 21/06/2006

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Source: Prodigy

Format: HTML

Publication Type: Guideline

Related Questions on this site:
If I have a cough, do I need to take antibiotics?
Will taking antibiotics for a cough stop me getting more serious infections?
What if I do get pneumonia?
Do older / younger people or people with other infections need antibiotics for a cough?
If antibiotics aren't going to help my cough then what will?
If I have bronchitis do I need to take antibiotics?

MeSH keywords: Cough; Bronchitis; Pulmonary disease, Chronic obstructive; Pneumonia; Antibiotics; Expectorants; Antitussives

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