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Woodhead M, Blasi F, Ewig S, et al. Guidelines for the management of adult lower respiratory tract infections - full version. Clini Microbiol Infect. 2011;17(suppl 6):E1-E59.Full text external link opens in a new windowAbstract external link opens in a new window

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Vollenweider DJ, Jarrett H, Steurer-Stey CA, et al. Antibiotics for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;(12):CD010257.Full text external link opens in a new windowAbstract external link opens in a new window

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