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How do antibiotics treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

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Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection in your respiratory tract, such as sinusitis, acute bronchitis, or pneumonia.

SOURCES: News release, FDA. American Association for Respiratory Care: "Current COPD Treatments." American Academy of Family Physicians: "COPD: Management of Acute Exacerbations and Chronic Stable Disease." American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society: "Standards for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with COPD." National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "COPD." Journal of the American Medical Association web site: "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease." Merck Manual of Medical Information: Home Edition.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 20, 2017

SOURCES: News release, FDA. American Association for Respiratory Care: "Current COPD Treatments." American Academy of Family Physicians: "COPD: Management of Acute Exacerbations and Chronic Stable Disease." American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society: "Standards for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with COPD." National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "COPD." Journal of the American Medical Association web site: "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease." Merck Manual of Medical Information: Home Edition.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 20, 2017

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