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Bacterial Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract

Bacteriology

Organ and System Infections

  1. Robert C. Read BMedSci MBChB MD FRCP Professor in Infectious Diseases

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0024

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Read, R. C. 2010. Bacterial Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Sheffield and Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Division of Genomic Medicine, Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Pulmonary Defense Mechanisms
  • 3
    Pathogenesis of Bacterial Respiratory Infections
  • 4
    Respiratory Tract Commensals
  • 5
    Infections of the Upper Respiratory Tract
  • 6
    Pneumonia
  • 7
    Pertussis
  • 8
    Acute Bronchitis
  • 9
    Chronic Bronchitis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • 10
    Bronchiectasis
  • 11
    Cystic Fibrosis

Keywords:

  • bacterial infections of lower respiratory tract;
  • pulmonary defense mechanisms;
  • bacterial respiratory infection pathogenesis;
  • respiratory tract commensals;
  • acute bronchitis;
  • chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
  • bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis;
  • antimicrobial therapy and sensitivity data from cultured specimens