Comprehensive Therapy

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 55–69

Acute bronchitis: State of the art diagnosis and therapy

  • Fernando J. Martinez
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12019-004-0025-z

Cite this article as:
Martinez, F.J. Compr Ther (2004) 30: 55. doi:10.1007/s12019-004-0025-z


In managing acute bronchitis, pneumonia or an exacerbation of underlying chronic bronchitis should be excluded. Simple bronchitis is best treated symptomatically while an exacerbation of chronic bronchitis can be treated with antibiotics. Broad spectrum antibiotics are appropriate in selected patients.

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© Humana Press Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando J. Martinez
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  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Michigan Medical SchoolAnn Arbor