oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - Acute viral bronchiolitis : aetiology and treatment implications in a population that may be HIV co-infected : original research
|Article Title||Acute viral bronchiolitis : aetiology and treatment implications in a population that may be HIV co-infected : original research|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection|
|Author||T. Moodley, R. Masekela, O. Kitchin, S. Risenga and R.J. Green|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||06 - 08|
|Keyword(s)||University of Pretoria|
Bronchiolitis remains a viral disease. In our study, CRP does not correlate with white cell count or bacterial blood culture. It is therefore, no more useful than those tests in predicting bacterial co-infection. Routine use of antibiotics should be discouraged since their use is no longer a benign intervention. Serious sequelae of both adverse events and emerging microbiological resistance, both in targeted organisms and those not targeted for therapy (collateral damage), are potential areas of concern.
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