Title

Macrolides for Acute Wheezing Episodes in Preschool Children.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2016

Abstract

The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program's Expert Panel Report 3, Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma does not recommend antibiotics for the management of acute episodes of asthma exacerbation. Macrolides seem to have some potential effect beyond or in addition to their antibacterial effect. It has been reported that macrolides may potentially benefit patients with chronic inflammatory airway diseases due to their antibacterial, antiviral, and/or anti-inflammatory effects. This review presents recent data on use of azithromycin in prevention and management of acute exacerbation of respiratory symptoms in infants and young children.

Publication Title

Pediatr Allergy Immunol Pulmonol

ISSN

2151-321X

Volume

29

Issue

2

First Page

100

Last Page

103

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