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Rôle des infections virales dans les exacerbations de bronchopneumopathie chronique obstructive (BPCO)

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 7, no. 317, p. 2222-2226
Publication date2011
Abstract

According to international recommendations, severe COPD exacerbations should be treated with antibiotics. However, these recommendations are based on limited evidence, including old studies with small group of patients. Systematic virological testing by RT-PCR suggests that viruses are responsible for more than half of these exacerbations, although the causal link is not yet clearly established. To date, neither clinical nor biological markers can help distinguish an exacerbation caused by a virus from those due to other causes.

Keywords
  • Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Infections/complications/epidemiology/therapy
  • Biological Markers/analysis
  • Coinfection/epidemiology/therapy
  • Disease Progression
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive/complications/epidemiology/therapy/virology
  • Respiratory Tract Infections/complications/epidemiology/therapy/virology
  • Vaccination/methods
  • Virus Diseases/complications/epidemiology/therapy
Citation (ISO format)
KHERAD, Omar et al. Rôle des infections virales dans les exacerbations de bronchopneumopathie chronique obstructive (BPCO). In: Revue médicale suisse, 2011, vol. 7, n° 317, p. 2222–2226.
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