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Antibiotics for acute bronchitis (Cochrane Review)

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Written by: Crisp S, Petrie G, Davidson O

Coverage: Public Information

Summary: Comprehensive description of the cough symptom including information about its causes, possible treatments, coughs in children and chronic coughs.

Published by: Netdoctor

Level of Evidence: Expert Opinion

Date of Publication: 29/10/2003
Date of Posting: 21/06/2004
Date of next Review: 21/06/2006

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Source: Netdoctor

Format: HTML

Publication Type: Public Leaflet

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MeSH keywords: Cough

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