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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2007 Sep;21(3):673-95, viii.

Infections in chronic lung diseases.

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, 3495 Bailey Avenue, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14215, USA.


Chronic lung diseases are prevalent worldwide and cause significant mortality and suffering. This article discusses infections that occur in three chronic lung diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, and cystic fibrosis. Rather than discussing the role of infections as etiology of these diseases, this article focuses on infections that occur in the background of established chronic lung disease.

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