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Haemophilus influenzae oral whole cell vaccination for preventing acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis

Foxwell, A.R; Cripps, Allan; Dear, Keith


BACKGROUND: Acute bronchitis leading to ongoing exacerbations is a serious condition predisposed to by viruses, bacteria or environmental factors. It can be fatal. Antibiotic therapy is not particularly useful. An oral Haemophilus influenzae vaccine has been developed. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of an oral, monobacterial whole-cell, killed, nontypeable H. influenzae vaccine in protecting against recurrent acute episodes in chronic bronchitis. SEARCH STRATEGY: In this updated review, we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)


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