Infectious diseases

Antibiotics prevent asthma exacerbations, but at a cost

There is a clear trade off between the use of macrolides to prevent exacerbations in severe asthma and the likelihood of patients experiencing adverse events such as gastrointestinal symptoms. Dr Chris Cates, co-ordinating editor of the Cochrane Airways Review Group in the UK, told the TSANZSRS 2019 meeting that a 2015 review of the evidence found ...

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