Management of Children With Chronic Wet Cough and Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis

Publication Date: April 1, 2017
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Recommendations

1. For children aged ≤14 years with chronic (>4 weeks’ duration) wet or productive cough unrelated to an underlying disease and without any specific cough pointers (eg, coughing with feeding, digital clubbing), we recommend that children receive 2 weeks of antibiotics targeted to common respiratory bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis) and local antibiotic sensitivities. (1A)
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Management of Children With Chronic Wet Cough and Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis

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