Exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the role and place of antibiotics


DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18565/pharmateca.2019.5.61-69

A.G. Romanovskikh, A.I. Sinopalnikov, Yu.G. Belotserkovskaya, I.P. Smirnov

Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russia
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a widespread chronic disease, characterized by recurrent exacerbations, which are the main cause of health-seeking behavior, hospitalization, and deaths. Bacterial pathogens play a key role in the development of COPD exacerbations, which determines the advisability of the use of antimicrobial agents in this clinical situation. Presented article discusses the modern approaches to antibiotic treatment of COPD exacerbations.

About the Autors


Corresponding author: Anna G. Romanovskikh, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Pulmonology, Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russia; e-mail: anngerom@gmail.com
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