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Chest Infections

Author(s)PRODIGY Knowledge
AbstractThis guidance covers the management of acute bronchitis, exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, community-acquired pneumonia, and chest infection due to a known organism. It does not cover upper respiratory tract infections, bronchiolitis, hospital-acquired or rare forms of pneumonia, or infections in people who are immunocompromised. There is separate PRODIGY guidance on Common cold, Influenza - acute management, Asthma, and Cronic obstructive pulmonary disease (in which the management of exacerbations is also covered).
Date of publishing03/01/2001
Date of last revision by publisher07/01/2004
Date of last review by us04/20/2004
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